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Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor (L(P)SOE) for Chemical Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor (L(P)SOE) Chemical Engineering
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment.See Table The salary range for this position is $99,100-$215,800. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1st, 2024
Position duration: Tenure-Track

Application Window

Open date: October 12, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Chemical Engineering faculty at the University of California Merced invite applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor to coordinate, develop and teach undergraduate courses in all areas of Chemical Engineering with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will play a key role in implementing a new Chemical Engineering program, creating both core curriculum and new technical electives. The Teaching Professor series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities.

Candidates at all levels will be considered. Applicants who have not yet achieved tenure will be considered for tenure on a standard schedule. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching and engage in professional activity, including but not limited to research on pedagogy and service related to the pedagogical mission of the School of Engineering and UC Merced.

This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate. Ideal candidates: (1) are enthusiastic about working with UC Merced's diverse student body; (2) have demonstrated management or organizational skills and will be comfortable advising students on industrial career paths, entrepreneurship, and graduate study opportunities; (3) have significant teaching experience, particularly
using student success centered approaches focused on inclusive engineering education; and (4) are interested in pushing design thinking and experience forward with a teaching approach that is suited to recent and evolving needs.


Basic qualifications

The successful applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field, by the start date. A BS or MS in Chemical Engineering is required.

Demonstrated ability to teach effectively with a strong commitment to addressing the needs of a diverse student body. Awareness of and contribution to equity, diversity and inclusivity. Demonstrated commitment to pedagogical research and integration into teaching.

Additional qualifications

Additional qualifications of interest to the committee include any of the following: 1) Interest in or a track record of publication in the inclusive engineering education literature; 2) interest in or a track record of contributing pedagogical expertise to grant funding efforts; 3) industrial experience; or 4) willingness to participate in program industrial outreach and relationship building.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants will submit contact information for 3 references. The committee will request letters of recommendation for those candidates of serious consideration.

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About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

Job location

Merced, California