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Chemical Engineering Lecturer
Washington University in St. Louis

Date Posted May 12, 2022
Title Chemical Engineering Lecturer
University Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO, United States
Department Dept. of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Application Deadline Aug. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Chemical/Petroleum

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin as early as January 2023. The lecturer will teach classes in the areas of chemical engineering and/or environmental engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in core chemical engineering topics (thermodynamics, transport, and kinetics) and interest in pedagogy for chemical engineering teaching laboratories.  With several initiatives in the EECE department, the lecturer may also participate and help in other activities (e.g., ABET, student chapters, international programs, and hands-on demonstration development) to support the educational mission.


Candidates should hold a BS from an accredited engineering program as well as an MS in chemical engineering or a related engineering discipline.  Preferred candidates will have earned a PhD in chemical engineering or a related engineering discipline.  Candidates with other degrees would be considered if they have prior teaching experience.  Experience in laboratory teaching and course development is desired.  Related industrial experience will also be considered.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the position is benefits-eligible as per university guidelines.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter outlining their experience and interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes, but is not limited to, discussions of (1) their most significant teaching experience(s), (2) their plans for or experience in implementing modern/unique pedagogical methods, and (3) their interest in teaching core Chemical Engineering courses (e.g., thermodynamics, transport, kinetics, unit operations laboratory)
  • A diversity statement
  • Letters of recommendation from two references


All application materials must be submitted to the portal on Interfolio.


If you have any questions, please contact Trent Silbaugh (Chair of the Search) at or Joshua Yuan (Chair of the Department) at  Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by August 1, 2022.  Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply.  Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Employment eligibility verification will be required upon selection.

  • Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Kim Coleman
    Dept. of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive
    Campus Box 1180
    St. Louis, MO 63130
  • 314-935-5548


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