Part-time Temporary Lecturer Positions in "Plant Design Project"

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a temporary instructor to teach ECH 158C "Plant Design Project." This is a 4-unit course taught in Spring with an anticipated enrollment of 30 - 40 students. This course is taught in separate sections each with a distinct instructor and design project. Collaboration between instructors is an elemental part of the teaching effort. The course involves design, including the impact of multiple realistic constraints, costing and profitability analysis of complete chemical plants using computer-aided design techniques. The duties will include (but are not limited to) teaching a course including: lecturing, holding office hours, grading and administering exams and coursework, managing and mentoring graders and teaching assistants, course preparation, holding discussion or lab sections and additional duties as needed.

Applicants must minimally have a Master's or higher in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry or a closely related field at time of application.

Additional Qualification: Prior teaching experience in teaching undergraduate plant design, be expert users of Aspen, and have relevant chemical plant industrial experience and plant process safety. The candidate will lead undergraduate student design projects and develop new plant design problems. Salary and appointment level commensurate with experience. Actual salary is based on percentage of appointment. Normally a 4-unit course equals a 33% appointment and employment for Spring quarter runs April through June. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, campus in-person operations have been restricted to essential personnel only. All academic and scholarly activities are being conducted remotely for the time being. As a result, interviews, seminars, and additional consultations may occur via remote platforms, including Zoom, to which we will provide access.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, campus in-person operations may change. Currently, UC Davis plans to return to in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 academic year, though these plans are contingent upon Yolo County and campus policies. Please see for the most up to date information on campus operations.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no 2 later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Please review the full position description, which provides guidance on application requirements and recommendations to strengthen your application: [].

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based, online submission system at Required application materials include a CV, teaching statement, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, names and contact information for three references, and a signed “Authorization to Release Information” form (available in recruitment system).

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