University of California, Davis
Mar 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department seeks to recruit a pool of part-time Temporary Lecturer positions during Academic Years 2017-18 and 2018-19. The successful candidate is expected to teach one or more lecture and/or laboratory undergraduate courses.  A list of potential courses is listed below. Other courses may be available depending on instructional needs.

• Minimum professional degree requirement is a Master’s degree, but Ph.D. is preferred, in Mechanical Engineering or in Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent degree.
• Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence, and a commitment to quality undergraduate education.
• A progressive record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

General Information
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, offers undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Science and Engineering. As well, the department offers the Master of Science (MS) and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
The Davis campus, third oldest in the ten-campus University of California system, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The city of Davis is a progressive university town of about 64,000 located in the Sacramento Valley 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Sacramento, California's capital.

Salary and Appointment Level
Commensurate with experience and course assignment. Actual salary is based on percentage of appointment: One four-unit course = 33% appointment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, identifying courses they are interested in teaching, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Optional recommended documents are reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations.
Submit applications using the UC Davis online recruiting system(RECRUIT) at the following link:

Applications will be reviewed for completeness; candidates will be informed if their applications are
incomplete and given a reasonable amount of time to provide any missing materials. To ensure full
consideration, applications should be received by March 19, 2018. Positions are open until filled.
The University of California Davis, and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and
professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. UC Davis is an affirmative
action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty
community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities,
individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Courses in Engineering (ENG), Mechanical Engineering (EME), and Aerospace Science and Engineering (EAE) which may be available in 2017-18 academic year contingent on instructional needs:

ENG 102            Dynamics
ENG 103            Fluid Mechanics
ENG 105            Thermodynamics
EME 50              Manufacturing Processes
EME 106            Thermo-Fluid Dynamics
EME 108            Measurement Systems
EME 109            Experimental Methods for Thermal Fluids
EME 134            Vehicle Stability
EME 150A/B      Mechanical Design
EME 154            Mechatronics
EME 165            Heat Transfer
EME 171            Analysis, Simulation and Design of Mechatronic Systems
EME 172            Automatic Control of Engineering Systems
EAE 127             Applied Aircraft Aerodynamics
EAE 140             Rocket Propulsion
EAE 142             Orbital Mechanics


For brief course descriptions, see the following links. for EME and EAE courses and for ENG courses.

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