Associate or Full Adjunct Professor - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - College of Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Job posting number: #7062687

Posted: December 10, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for a full-time associate or full adjunct professor with an expected start date of January 1, 2020. The position will serve at the Director of the new Bio-Process Engineering Masters Program (BPE). The Department consistently ranks among the top research and teaching programs in the country and continues to be at the forefront in developing programs in emerging areas of chemical and biomolecular engineering and technology. Creative and energetic individuals who show extraordinary promise or accomplishment in teaching; research; professional competence and activity; and university and public service within the field of chemical or biological engineering will be considered. This position is subject to a 2- to 3-year review and reappointment and is supported by the BPE program funding.

The BPE Program Director has complete management, leadership and day-to-day operational responsibilities for the ongoing financial viability for the program: hiring teaching faculty, establishing and managing the program’s operating budget, making program PDST tuition level recommendations to the Dean, program marketing, curriculum development and delivery, student career advising and referral services vendor selection, providing design oversight on program infrastructure and space needs, fundraising, industry relations (e.g. student field projects, industry speakers) and alumni relations. The director is responsible for teaching BPE core courses and the position requires continuous engagement in research in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Project work for BPE necessitates the Director to create and sustain relationships with biotech industries.

Basic qualifications (required at the time of application):
• PhD or equivalent international degree.

Additional qualifications (required by the start date):
• Minimum of ten years of post-graduate experience.

Preferred qualifications:
• PhD in Chemical or Biological Engineering.
• Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academia, industrial and/or governmental agencies.
• Ability to network effectively with leaders of biotechnology.
• Previous experience teaching at the senior undergraduate or graduate level in biochemical engineering.
• Demonstrated excellence in scholarly record consistent with an adjunct professor appointment in CBE.
• Demonstrated ability to attract funding.

Applicants should provide at least three but no more than five letters of recommendation. Application materials should be submitted electronically through our web‐based system at: The search will remain open until filled.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

If you would like to receive more information, please contact Jamie Eagan at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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

Cover Letter - Must include a statement of industrial experience and how it will inform the position. Cover letter should not exceed 2 pages (single spaced).

Reference requirements
3-5 letters of reference required

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