Lecturer in Engineering

Job description

Valparaiso University (VU) is seeking qualified instructors to teach fundamental mechanical and civil engineering courses for the 2018 and 2019 academic year at Dalian Jiaotong University (DJTU) in the city of Dalian, Liaoning Province, China.

Valparaiso University and Dalian Jiaotong University run a joint engineering program that promises to focus on undergraduate engineering education based on a U.S. comprehensive university model. The program was founded in the fall of 2014, with strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. It offers B.S. Programs in Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering. The program provides a rich academic environment, high faculty-student interaction, and a well-rounded curriculum with half of the courses taught in English. Students admitted to the program are among China’s best.

Instructors will teach Fundamentals of Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials in English to Chinese national students. Teaching will consist of 12 contact hours per week.  Along with the normal teaching duties, qualified candidates will also serve as ambassadors of VU to encourage students’ matriculation to Valparaiso University after two years.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering;
  • Possession of fluency in oral and written English;
  • Teaching experience in a college setting;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical or Civil Engineering;
  • Knowledge of Chinese;
  • International academic experience (instructor or student).

Contracts may be renewed at the discretion of the University. Along with a competitive salary and full benefits, all travel and housing costs will be provided.

Application Instructions

Submit an application letter, detailed resume (curriculum vita), statement of teaching interests, and three references at http://apply.interfolio.com/48986.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/16/2018
Application Due: 4/17/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive