Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Job description

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We invite applications for one full-time non-tenure track Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning September 1, 2021. The appointment will be made for a nine-month position only.

Position Summary
The hired individual will be responsible for teaching introductory, higher level undergraduate, and possibly graduate level mechanical engineering courses. Duties include six quarter-based system courses per year, advising students, and participating in department and university service. This position does not require research. The successful applicant will have a passion for teaching and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A passion for teaching and a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses with above-average student evaluations.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines is required by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of previous experience teaching undergraduate courses.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Passion for broadening participation in computing.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by March 1, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. If you have questions about this position, please contact Matt Gordon at

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $70,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Course Evaluations (if applicable)
  4. One-page teaching statement that includes information about how you will advance our inclusive excellence commitment through your teaching and service.
  5. Names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493468
Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable