Adjunct Instructor in Mechanical Engineering

Job description

Valparaiso University (Valpo) is seeking a qualified instructor to teach two, three-credit hour undergraduate mechanical engineering courses over a six-week period.   The classes will be taught as a part of the joint-program established between Valpo and Dalian Jiaotong University (DJTU) in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China.   The professor will join other Valpo faculty and will be supported by English-speaking DJTU staff who will manage all logistics.  Textbooks have been selected and course syllabi have already been created and will be available to the instructor.

  1. Overview
    • Course Dates: June 12-July 21.  Plan to leave U.S. June 8.
    • Courses
      1. Heat Transfer
      2. Manufacturing Processes
    • Each course will consist of one section of 30-40 students.
    • An English-speaking TA will be provided.
    • Total instruction time for combined courses: 12 hours/week.
  2. Compensation/Benefits
    • Competitive Salary
    • Round-trip airfare provided.
    • Housing provided.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • Fluency in oral and written English;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Application Instructions

Submit an application letter, detailed resume (curriculum vita), statement of teaching interests, and three references at

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




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