Each year the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering hires professionals in the areas of chemical engineering, biological engineering, and related fields for teaching of core or elective classes. These teaching roles are filled on an as-needed basis each semester.

The title of Lecturer is given to individuals who teach on a course-by-course basis. Lecturers generally teach a particular course or courses for which they are qualified and may have graduate degrees and/or advanced experience in their profession or field of expertise.

What We Require

  • A minimum of a PhD in chemical engineering, biological engineering, or a related field, or a comparable advanced degree. Experience in industry is not required but is generally desirable.

Compensation ranges from $1,000 - $4,000 per credit hour, depending on the teaching assignment, and required qualifications.

Examples of some courses we offer for lecturers to teach include:

  • Intellectual Property Law and Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Computing
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Chemical and Biological Process Design
  • Chemical and Biological Process Control

Lecturer appointments are temporary in nature and candidates are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. Temporary faculty (Lecturer) appointments are eligible for accrued sick time. Sick time is earned on a prorated basis. For additional information, please see the following link at:  https://www.cu.edu/pbs/benefits/

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Interested applicants for Lecturer openings in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering may contact Meg Clarke, Margaret.clarke@colorado.edu