Individuals employed by an agency such as NIST, NREL or other agencies or institutions with a research record equivalent to that of comparable rank members of the regular faculty of the department and with a desire to establish a high level of participation in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering activities, may be appointed as Adjoint Assistant Professor, Adjoint Associate Professor or Adjoint Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. These Adjoint Professor titles are used to designate individuals who offer courses or supervise academic programs without compensation above their regular salary. Adjoint Professors have the usual privileges and responsibilities of members of the regular faculty, except that these positions are not tenure eligible and are at will.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with other faculty in the department, establishing and executing on new funded research programs.
  • Writing and submission of grant proposals and peer-reviewed papers.
  • Advising of students on research projects.
  • Participating in minor service roles such as graduate student recruiting, serving on examination committees.

What We Require:

  • PhD in chemical engineering, biological engineering or a related field.
  • At least three years experience of postdoctoral research (or equivalent) post-PhD in chemical engineering, biological engineering or a related field.
  • Evidence of independent research post-PhD, including successful proposal writing and publishing in peer reviewed journals.

Required Application Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Other application materials may be requested

Compensation for Adjoint Professors who teach courses for the department ranges from $1,000 - $4,000 per credit hour, depending on the teaching assignment and required qualifications.

Adjoint appointments are temporary in nature and are not eligible for 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 adjoint appointments in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering may contact Meg Clarke,