Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering - Michigan Technological University

Job Description Summary Michigan Technological University, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) invites applications for two non-tenure-track lecturer positions. We seek candidates with expertise in mechanical engineering in general and particularly in design, dynamic systems, manufacturing and the energy/thermal area.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned) Teach undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering courses.

May include serving on committees.

Conduct outreach activities.

Assist with department’s assessment.

Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements) PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field.
Required Experience (minimum requirements) Classroom teaching experience.

Expertise in mechanical engineering in general and particularly in design, dynamic systems, manufacturing, and the energy/thermal area.

Desirable Education and/or Experience  
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements) Demonstrated organizational skills.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities  
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number 19243
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 07/12/2019
External Posting Date 07/12/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable) For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by November 15, 2019; however, the position does remain open until filled. Applicants will need to provide a CV, cover letter and a teaching statement. Applicants will be asked to provide contact information for three reference providers. Reference providers will only be contacted for those being interviewed.
Additional Information The ME-EM Department and Michigan Tech encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Our undergraduate program is currently 8th in enrollment and 27th in BSME degrees awarded in the U.S. We have been in the top 27 in BSME degrees awarded for the past 35 consecutive years. Our department is 6th in MSME degrees awarded, 10th in MSME enrollment, 23rd in PhD enrollment, and 33rd in PhD degrees awarded in the U.S. The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Mechanical Engineering in research expenditures at Michigan Tech 19th in the latest rankings with $15.278 Million among all Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S. Our graduate program is ranked 58th nationally among the 181 (top 32%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report: Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2019).

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting spouses/partners and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See Partner Engagement Program for additional information.

Located in Houghton, in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, the university is just a few miles from Lake Superior, and the surrounding area is perfect for all types of seasonal outdoor activities.

Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.