Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Clarkson University
  • Potsdam, NY
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

Position Summary:

As a Visiting Assistant Professor, primary responsibilities include:

  • Direct and instruct undergraduate chemical engineering students in laboratory.
  • techniques and data treatment for our unit operations and measurement laboratory
  • experiments.
  • Be willing to teach other chemical engineering courses when needed (e.g., safety,
  • thermodynamics, etc).
  • Train teaching assistants that work in the chemical engineering undergraduate lab.
  • Contribute to the mission of the department by engaging in service activities within the department and university.
  • Participate in outreach events showcasing the departments unit operation equipment.
  • Advise undergraduate students.

General Purpose: Provide teaching of the department's undergraduate laboratory and other
pertinent courses, manage laboratory personnel (e.g., TAs), supply and equipment operation,
and to contribute to department service (e.g., advising, curriculum input)

Position Responsibilities:


  • Prepare and execute educational experiments in our undergraduate laboratory courses.  
  • Assess students's performance
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the laboratory.
  • Ensure training of the teaching assistants.
  • Be willing to help teach other chemical engineering modules or a course.
  • Cultivate a safe, respectful environment for student achievement.
  • Contribute to open house events to showcase laboratory equipment.
  • Collaborate with faculty and student groups/clubs.
  • Help to advise students in their career path.
  • Assist with other projects, administrative duties, and initiatives as assigned.

Essential Skills:  

  • Outstanding communication, counseling/advising, and client relation skills
  • Ability to manage a high student caseload and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in employer relationship building
  • Knowledge of career exploration processes and career center operations to include job/internship search documentation, interviewing, and career decision making
  • Must be able to respond promptly to employer, student, parent, and faculty concerns by problem solving, suggesting and implementing solutions
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Google, MS Office suites, Handshake
  • Strong computer skills and time management abilities needed
  • Willingness to travel and work some nights and weekends as needed
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion


Minimal Qualifications:

  • Minimum qualifications include a PhD degree in chemical engineering or MS degree in chemical engineering with experience.
  • The applicant is to be proficient at teaching.
  • The desired candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving ability.


Minimal Experience:

  • Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge/experience in chemical engineering.

Preferred Experience:  

  • Experience with a chemical engineering undergraduate laboratory as a prior teaching assistant or instructor.
  • A willingness to learn different unit operation and laboratory experiments, best practices, and an appreciation for and interest in working with diverse students, employers and faculty.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  

Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Special Instructions:

Applications received by July 15, 2022 will receive full consideration. To submit your application, go to and click "Career Opportunities". Complete applications should include a cover letter that outlines qualifications and credentials; the curriculum vitae; diversity statement; and names and addresses (including email) of three professional references. References will be solicited at the campus interview stage of the application process. 

An equal opportunity /affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

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