Faculty Openings

The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering seeks applicants for a Laboratory Instructor. This position is a non-tenure track, 9 month, full-time appointment, renewable in future years subject to availability of funds. The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and service.


The candidate must have a PhD in Chemical Engineering or several years of relevant industrial or laboratory teaching experience. The individual must be capable of overseeing both Chemical Engineering undergraduate laboratories and must have familiarity with a variety of laboratory instrumentation. The Laboratory Instructor’s responsibilities will include:

  • Determining the learning objectives of each lab and each experiment in conjunction with Tenure/Tenure Track faculty
  • Organizing and conducting both labs each semester
  • Being present in the laboratories whenever students are present to provide instruction and support, as well as serving as the chief safety officer for the labs
  • Maintenance and repair of all equipment, with assistance from the building manager and IT support personnel
  • Continuous improvement and augmentation of the experiments
  • Design and selection of new (replacement) experiments, working in collaboration with faculty and Alumni and Corporate Relations
  • Exploration of the development of virtual experiments and possible development of “experiments on a cart” that could be taken into classrooms for non-laboratory core and elective courses.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants will need to submit the application materials electronically through Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/75828). Complete applications will include:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Full Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  3. Statement of teaching experience, effectiveness, and interests (2 pages max)
  4. Evidence of laboratory maintenance or development (5 pages max)
  5. 3 Confidential Letters of Recommendation

Applications received by June 12, 2020 will be given priority consideration. Open positions are contingent on funding. For questions regarding this position or any potential disability accommodations, please contact Katie Matteson at katie@che.utexas.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.