Environmental and Forest Sciences – Lecturer, full-time, competitive recruitment (AA12931)


Position Overview


Organization: College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Title : Lecturer, full-time, competitive recruitment

Search Number : AA12931


Position Details


The University of Washington Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) program educates engineers for careers in the bioresource industries. These include traditional businesses such pulp and paper and emerging industries such as cellulosic biofuels. Students in the program learn process engineering fundamentals as well as obtaining deep knowledge about bioresources and the technologies used to process it into fuels and chemicals. Sustainable manufacturing is a key element that threads through the BSE curriculum. To support the BSE education mission, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) invites applications or nominations for a full-time (100% FTE) lecturer position to begin Winter 2016. The specific appointment is Lecturer Full-Time Competitive Recruitment. This position is part of a University of Washington/College of the Environment initiative to develop teaching capability in the areas of renewable energy, the environment, and sustainable technologies. Additional information about SEFS can be found at http://www.sefs.washington.edu/

Applicants with expertise in pulp and paper, biofuels, and bio-based chemicals will be considered. Candidates must have demonstrated bioresource science and engineering teaching experience, especially laboratory instruction. A Ph.D. in pulp and paper, bioresource science and engineering, chemical engineering or other closely related field is required.
The College of the Environment and SEFS are dedicated to creating a climate of engagement, actively seeking to enlarge the boundaries of diversity and highlighting the crucial roles that under-represented groups play in experiencing, documenting, understanding, and solving environmental challenges. All applicants must have a demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a wide range of disciplines, culture and academic backgrounds; and advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, culture and career path. The lecturer is a 9 month 100% teaching position. A normal teaching load will be 2 classes per quarter. Teaching summer quarter may be an option but is not part of the base appointment. In addition to teaching classes, the lecturer will work with other BSE faculty on undergraduate curriculum development, facilitate management of the undergraduate teaching laboratories, and serve as advisor for the undergraduate student TAPPI chapter.

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin 9 October 2015. The application packet should include the following:
1) letter of application
2) curriculum vitae
3) statement of teaching interests and plans
4) names and contact information of at least 3 professional references
Applications must be submitted to biofuels@uw.edu. For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Rick Gustafson, Professor and Search Committee Chair, at pulp@u.washington.edu.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.