College of Engineering: Lecturer - Mechanical Science and Engineering Department (116207)

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Mechanical Science and Engineering

The Grainger College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Lecturer. Candidates are sought in all technical subdisciplines of mechanical science and engineering including design, thermosciences, solid and fluid mechanics, and dynamics and control.

The department has top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, and theoretical and applied mechanics. Our faculty and students have access to premier interdisciplinary opportunities, supported by extensive state-of-the-art facilities housed on campus. New faculty are encouraged to participate and utilize resources in The Grainger College of Engineering's Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3), including AE3's weekly Collins Scholar program that is designed to help launch new faculty career's in teaching.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Lecturers are specialized faculty who are primarily involved in classroom teaching, involving preparing course materials, giving lectures, interacting with student, supervising course staff, deciding on grades, and engaging in other activities associated with running a class offered by the MechSE department. Beyond the classroom they might also serve on committees, mentor students, supervise independent study projects or senior theses, take on administrative duties in support of the department’s teaching mission, and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctoral degree is required in Mechanical Engineering, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching in one or more areas of mechanical engineering. As well as experience developing courses and curriculum, advising undergraduate students, teaching in an online environment, and the ability to foster a diverse and inclusive environment.

This is a full-time, non-tenure, 9-month appointment paid over 12 months, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Proposed starting date will be August 16, 2019. Lecturer positions are continuing specialized faculty appointments renewable annually subject to performance and funding.

Applicants should create a candidate profile at Complete applications include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including summaries of past student evaluations, and a list of three professional references, including name, address, email and phone number uploaded as a single .pdf file. These references should be able to speak to your teaching and professional experience and expertise. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered.

For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by June 27, 2019. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to: [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Engineering Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Engineering: Lecturer - Mechanical Science and Engineering Department (116207) Open Date:06/13/2019 Close Date:06/27/2019 Organization Name:Mechanical Sci and Engineering




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Posted: 6/15/2019
Application Due: 6/27/2019
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