Trinity University, Engineering Science

Position ID:Trinity-Engineering-APCHEME [#22707]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:San Antonio, Texas 78212, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Chemical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/08, finished 2023/07/05, listed until 2023/03/31)
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Position: Tenure track Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering

Review of applications will start in September 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer. Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


a) B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

b) Genuine interest in undergraduate education and a willingness to teach courses and laboratories in a design-oriented curriculum.

c) Demonstrated teaching ability and desire for growth.

d) Teaching expertise and experience in broad areas within chemical engineering including any of the following areas is desirable: (1) Reaction engineering (reactor design), (2) Biochemical engineering, (3) Mass and energy balance, (4) Thermodynamics, (5) Unit Operations, and (6) Engineering Design.

e) Research interests in chemical engineering or related fields, e.g. bioengineering or biotechnology.

f) Ability and desire to develop and maintain research/scholarly work in the applicant's specialty area are essential; interest in involving undergraduates is desirable.


a) Undergraduate teaching: Typically three courses per semester, two semesters per year, beginning August 2023.

b) Developing and teaching courses and laboratories appropriate to the needs of the Department and the University.

c) Advising and mentoring undergraduate students.

d) Developing and maintaining significant scholarly productivity in the applicant's specialty area (e.g. papers in refereed journals and conferences), with involvement of undergraduate students as appropriate.

e) Providing service to the University including participation on Department and University committees.

f) Providing service to the Profession including participation in professional societies and making efforts to involve undergraduate students as well.

g) Providing service to the community.

h) Contribute to teaching the First-Year Experience and other courses in Pathways, the university’s interdisciplinary general education program.

The University:

Trinity University is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and sciences university with selected pre-professional and professional programs. Our 2400 students are served by 220 faculty. The attractive, modern campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a unique city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of more than one million.

Trinity's principal focus is on undergraduate education featuring intertwined mutually reinforcing intellectual experiences for students and faculty across the University. Priorities include development of critical and creative thinking skills and excellence in written and spoken communication.

Faculty are expected to contribute to teaching the First-Year Experience and other courses in Pathways, the University’s interdisciplinary general education program.

There are many opportunities for Trinity faculty to be engaged in experiential learning, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and faculty-led study abroad programs.

Selective admission standards ensure that all accepted students have the ability to graduate. High retention is a University goal. Faculty are expected to be available and accessible, and are encouraged to provide individual attention and encouragement to all students.

A state-of-the-art Center for Sciences and Innovation (CSI) complex designed to promote interdisciplinary work amongst the sciences and engineering houses the department.

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The Department:

The mission of the Engineering Science Department at Trinity University is to provide students with a broad-based undergraduate engineering education by offering a design-oriented, multi-disciplinary engineering science curriculum in the context of the University’s traditions of the liberal arts and sciences.

The curriculum emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering science that form the foundation for technical work in all fields of engineering. Some specialization is available through elective courses in Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, taken during the junior and senior years. The program provides significant hands-on experience in engineering laboratories and participation in engineering design projects throughout the eight-semester engineering design course sequence. The emphasis on fundamentals is intended to prepare students to deal with the rapid pace of technological change and the interdisciplinary demands of today’s, and tomorrow’s, engineering practice. The laboratory and design portions of the program provide the student with a balanced perspective of the realities and limitations required for practical problem solving.

Ten full-time faculty, each with a Ph.D. (four EEs, two ChemEs, and four MEs), teach all engineering courses and laboratories for approximately 160 total engineering students in an ABET-accredited program. Faculty are involved in scholarly work individually, in collaboration with other faculty in the Department and the University, and/or with outside companies and organizations.

Well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, computer networks and a state of the art Makerspace support the curriculum and research. Each faculty has a designated research space. Study areas are in close proximity to the department offices, facilitating cooperation, interactive learning, and intellectual excitement.

Please visit to find more information about the Engineering Science Department.

EEOC Statement:

Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

Application: Applicants must provide a letter of application, resume, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of three references. References will only be contacted if the candidate is one of the finalists.

Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching, research, or other professional activities. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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For any questions about this position, please contact

Dr. Farzan Aminian

Professor and Chair

Department of Engineering Science

Trinity University

One Trinity Place

San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

Department Phone: [210] 999-7511; FAX [210] 999-8037

Dr. Farzan Aminian’s e-mail:

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Dr. Farzan Aminian
Professor and Chair
Department of Engineering Science
Trinity University
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212