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Lecturer Part Time

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Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
13 days ago


The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) at Tufts University invites applicants for a part-time, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin January 2021. The Lecturer will teach a class on Advanced Transport Phenomena in the graduate (MS and PhD) programs in the department. The course focuses on mathematical descriptions of momentum, energy, and mass transport in systems relevant to chemical engineering. It covers derivations, physical interpretations, and analytical and numerical solutions to the differential equations involved, scaling and dimensional analysis of the relevant systems, and empirical correlations between dimensionless numbers and their applications.

Tufts' School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at  Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at


Candidates should have an earned PhD in chemical engineering, or a related engineering discipline. Preferred candidates would have prior teaching experience and relevant industrial experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will possess teaching experience. Applicants with prior relevant industrial experience are encouraged to apply. A doctorate degree in chemical engineering or related discipline is required. The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

 Application Instructions:

Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Tzanakakis, department chair;  Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references online through Interfolio at  Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59825360
  • Location:
    Medford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name: Tufts University
  • Position Title: Lecturer Part Time
  • Industry: Academia
  • Job Function: Education,
  • Job Duration: 6-12 Months
  • Degree Required: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
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