Lecturer

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year. The Lecturer will have full-time teaching responsibilities central to the undergraduate program in the Department that will generally involve teaching 4 courses per year:

  • planning, coordinating and teaching 2 undergraduate courses and/or laboratories each semester;
  • teaching coverage of undergraduate courses for faculty who are on leave;
  • mentoring and advising of undergraduate student independent work.

Princeton's MAE department has a long history of leadership in its core technical areas and seeks applicants with the willingness and ability to teach foundational courses as needed. Applicants with interest and experience in, and enthusiasm for, aeronautics and astronautics, design and manufacturing, and robotics are encouraged to apply.

The Lecturer will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, researchers and students, as well as to participate in the various outreach activities of the department, mentoring students on career development and serving on committees for the Department. We seek applicants who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring, and who will incorporate creative approaches to teaching that enhance the student learning experience.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related fields, and classroom teaching experience with demonstrated excellence designing and teaching a variety of courses. Candidates should be accomplished educators who have teaching experience with a focus on undergraduate education.

Preferred qualifications are evidence of a successful teaching record, a track record of mentoring undergraduate students in innovative design and/or research assignments and CAD/CAE and/or manufacturing experience. Industrial experience is desired however not required.

Lecturers may be appointed for up to 3 year terms, with possibility of renewal. Part time appointments may be considered.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page teaching and research interest statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for at least three references online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.