Assistant Teaching Professor - Chemical Engineering

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General Summary of Position:

The Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is searching for outstanding candidates for one full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The college includes 130 faculty members, 30% of whom are women, and has just under 3,000 undergraduate and over 1,000 graduate students. The department currently comprises approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the largest programs in New England.  The University serves the multicultural population of the Commonwealth and has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity by the American Society for Engineering Education and is also a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UMass Lowell is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities.  The College has bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in all departments.   

The campus is situated on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area, and the birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded national park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus.  Its location 30 miles northwest of Boston offers unsurpassed enrichment of every type, including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell, the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White Mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of New Hampshire and Vermont.

This new faculty will have opportunities to collaborate in teaching with faculty across our six departments. We value excellence and innovation in curriculum design and courses that promote experiential learning and professional skills for our students.

The successful candidates will be expected to begin work in September 2023 and assist in teaching a range of classes that may include Fluids, Heat Transfer, Transport Phenomena, Unit Operations and PDC labs, and Applied Engineering Problem Solving.

The position also requires significant service to the department outside of regular teaching duties, such as, serving on and chairing department committees, assisting the department’s recruiting/retaining efforts, strengthening the external profile of our department (web, social media), demonstrating leadership in advising/mentoring undergraduate students, and embracing the department’s Strategic Plan.

Minimum Qualifications (Required): 

  • Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Applicants who have successfully defended a Ph.D. dissertation in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline may apply.
  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants satisfying the minimum qualifications above with experience teaching core undergraduate Chemical Engineering courses.

Additional Considerations:

  • Dedication to teaching undergraduate and graduate-level classes in Chemical Engineering
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Candidates with experience in engineering education and the design of effective and inclusive pedagogical approaches will be given strong consideration.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and identify their strengths in these areas. All applicants must submit a diversity statement. In this statement, please describe how you can support UMass Lowell’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), justice, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to DEI and your future plans for supporting DEI.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by January 23, 2023, will be considered in the first review of candidates.  However, later applications may be considered for this position.  The search will close after an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • Diversity Statement - In this statement, please describe how you can support UMass Lowell’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), justice, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to DEI and your future plans for supporting DEI.
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

Optional Documents:

  • Evidence of Teaching
  • Sample Course Syllabi
  • Teaching Evaluations

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.