Job ID: 131595

Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer)

University of Utah

  • Oct. 16, 2019
  • Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jan. 13, 2020
  • Spring Semester 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Education Systems & Design

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications from candidates with significant teaching and industrial experience in the areas of design and product development for 2 openings as an assistant or associate professor career-line lecturing faculty appointment. Candidates will be expected to teach, coordinate, and facilitate the two-semester Capstone Senior Design sequence as well as other courses related to Engineering Design. Candidates with a professional engineering license will be preferred. Candidates will be expected to support the Capstone Design program in the Department by actively soliciting Senior Design Capstone projects from industrial sponsors and acquiring funds from those sponsors to support the projects. Candidates will also be expected to be an active participant in departmental operations by participating on appropriate committees and faculty meetings. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field prior to the start date. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and the candidates may start as early as Spring Semester 2020.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently has 38 tenure-line faculty members and 6 career-line faculty, and over 700 undergraduate and 235 graduate students. With funding from the state’s Engineering Initiative, the Department expects to hire up to seven additional faculty members over the next five years. The University of Utah is a tier 1 research institution that has ranked in the top 5 nationally for start-up companies in the last 5 years.

The University of Utah campus is situated in Salt Lake City, a diverse, cosmopolitan city with a population of 1M nestled against the backdrop of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake City residents have unparalleled access to national parks (8 within a few hours’ drive), skiing/snowboarding (7 resorts within 1 hour), hiking, fishing, biking, rafting/kayaking, NBA basketball, MLS soccer, PAC-12 sports, and numerous cultural events including opera, dance, symphony, theater, and outdoor concerts, amongst others. In addition, faculty members enjoy the convenience of an international airport located only 15 minutes from campus.

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (with specific emphasis on teaching of design), a statement of design philosophy, and contact information for a minimum of three references. In the statement of teaching philosophy, include any experience working with diverse populations. To apply, upload all documents at the following link:

  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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Contact Information

  • Tiffany Benson
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Utah
    1495 E 100 S
    1550 Mek
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • 801-581-4164

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