Clinical Professor of Professional Practice / Lecturer - Baylor University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science seeks dynamic scholars to fill a Clinical Faculty of Professional Practice and a Lecturer position.  Exceptional candidates in all areas of mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply.  The two positions are sought to fill specific program areas including (1) mechanics, materials and manufacturing, (2) thermofluid sciences or (3) biomaterials/ biomechanics/biofluids. Both positions will be expected to teach basic mechanics courses and laboratories, a measurements course, engineering design courses, and/or basic thermofluids courses. Responsibilities for both positions include teaching and mentoring students, scholarly engagement in engineering education, curriculum development, and professional service. In light of Baylor’s strong Christian mission, each successful applicant must have an active Christian faith.


The Clinical Faculty Position will begin in August 2017. The clinical faculty position provides leadership in design- and practice-intensive activities. Requirements for the clinical position include an engineering and graduate degree aligned with mechanical engineering and at least 20 years of experience in the practice of engineering and/or engineering management, outstanding English communication skills, a commitment to teaching excellence, and a commitment to professional activities. Applicants for the Clinical Faculty of Practice should send inquiries to Dr. Benjamin Kelley, and all application material should be submitted to


The Lecturer position will begin in August 2017.  Responsibilities for the lecturer position include active undergraduate teaching, scholarly work in engineering education, course curriculum development, student advising, and professional service.  Requirements include a minimum of an earned Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, outstanding English communication skills, a commitment to teaching excellence, and a commitment to professional activities. Applicants for the Lecturer position should send inquiries to Dr. David Jack, and all application material should be submitted to


Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Consideration of applications will commence Dec. 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Jan. 15, 2017, and must include:  1) a current vita, 2) an individualized statement of teaching interests, 3) a statement of Christian faith, and 4) contact information for at least three professional references.  Further information, including official transcripts, will be required of finalists. 


Baylor offers ABET/EAC-accredited B.S. programs in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Engineering.  Mechanical Engineering began offering Ph.D. degrees in the fall of 2014, and since 2004 has offered master’s programs in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Engineering. Hallmarks of Baylor engineering include a commitment to engineering education in a supportive Christian environment, faculty collegiality, and small class sizes. The successful candidates will help the department maintain teaching excellence, expand the current course offerings, and provide leadership in design activities.  Additional information for applicants about the college and the Department of Mechanical Engineering is available at and


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. It is a member of the Big XII Conference and holds a Carnegie classification as a “high-research” institution.  Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.  Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris (