Faculty Opening: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction or Practice

October 11, 2022

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applicants for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction or Practice.

This position is a professional track (non-tenure-track), 9-month, full-time appointment.  Opportunities to augment the 9-month salary by teaching in the summer may be possible based on department needs. Please apply for this position here. 

The Department is interested in identifying candidates who would become long-term members of our community through multi-year teaching contracts. The university supports the career development of professional instructional track faculty with defined guidelines for promotion. The department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community; we are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching and service.



The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Education or a closely related field, or relevant MS degree and teaching or industrial experience. We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to education and knowledge of teaching methods that actively engage all students in learning, as well as a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility, and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students and colleagues. The person in this position will be expected to teach a range of related mechanical engineering lecture and/or lab courses, in addition to participating in teaching the senior capstone design course. Examples of other courses include but are not limited to those in design and manufacturing, thermal fluid systems, and systems and controls. Depending on the courses taught, responsibilities could include supervision of graduate teaching assistants, solicitation of capstone design projects from external and internal sponsors, organization and management of project teams, co-supervision of support staff and coordination with project sponsors, faculty co-instructors, and project faculty advisors. Our undergraduate courses are currently taught in person.

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