One-Year Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

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Title Information

Faculty TitleLecturer IJob Class Code00050Job CodeFFLSAExempt Position Information

Posting NumberPTFRGV0333Working TitleOne-Year Lecturer in Mechanical EngineeringLocationRio Grande ValleyDivision/OrganizationDivision of Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure Position1 yearTenure StatusNon Tenure TrackFTE1.0Scope of Job

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) occasionally has the need to hire non-tenure track, One-Year Lecturers to teach in its Bachelors/Masters of Mechanical Engineering program. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the program, advising students, and participating in scholarship activities serving the college, university or local community as needed.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered as a one-year appointment lecturer, a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field of study from an accredited institution is required. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field is required to teach graduate-level courses.

Discipline Specific Required QualificationsPreferred Qualification

Applicants should have one or more of these qualifications;
1)Experience teaching Introduction to Engineering with incorporation of Arduino microcontrollers for measurement and control
2)Experience using and/or teaching engineering graphics with SolidWorks.
3)Experience teaching Engineering Materials (lecture and/or lab)
4)Experience teaching applied engineering mathematics (including numerical methods and/or linear algebra) lecture and/or lab (programming using Matlab)
5)Experience teaching Fluid Mechanics and/or Heat Transfer lecture and/or lab laboratories
6)Experience teaching engineering mechanics (including Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Solids)
7)Experience teaching Measurements and Instrumentation lab

SalaryCommensurate with experience and/or qualifications.License or Certification Required?NoNumber of VacanciesMultipleDesired Start Date09/01/2019 Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date05/21/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at http://careers.utrgv.edu.

Review of materials will continue until position is filled.

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants selected for interview will be subject to a criminal background check. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position is subject to budget availability.

Quick Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/21262Posting Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Unofficial Transcripts
    3. List of 3 References
    Optional Documents

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