Adjunct Instructor in Mechanical Engineering - Dalian, China

Job description

Valparaiso University (Valpo) is seeking a qualified instructor to teach a three-credit hour undergraduate mechanical-engineering course in Manufacturing Processes 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.


  • Course Dates: June 10-July 19.  Plan to leave U.S. June 6.
  • Course: Manufacturing Processes
  • Each course will consist of one section of 40-60 students.
  • An English-speaking TA will be provided.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Round-trip airfare and visa application expense
  • Housing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • The ability to qualify for a Chinese F, L, M, or Z visa

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge of Chinese
  • International academic experience (instructor or student)
  • Experience teaching the topic to undergraduate engineering students

Application Instructions

Please note the applicant must qualify for a Chinese F, L, M, or Z visa.  Please submit an application letter, detailed resume (curriculum vita), statement of teaching interests, and three references to Interfolio at

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




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Posted: 3/5/2019
Application Due: 5/4/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive