Mechanical Engineering Visiting Faculty Position

Job description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at Valparaiso University invites applications for a one-year, visiting faculty position beginning in Fall 2021. 

Candidates must have earned at least an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields are preferred. Successful candidates are expected to prepare and deliver high quality classes. Valparaiso University’s College of Engineering is ABET-accredited, exclusively undergraduate, committed to teaching, diversity, and inclusion, and ranked in the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs in the nation that offer only bachelor’s or master’s degrees according to U.S. News & World Report (2021). For more information please see the mechanical engineering program website at:

Located an hour from Chicago in northwest Indiana, Valparaiso University ( is a comprehensive university with about 3,100 students. Candidates should be willing to work in a scholarly community committed to Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following items to

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement outlining your teaching experiences and teaching philosophy
  • A diversity statement describing your experiences working with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations and what you have learned from those experiences
  • A list of three references

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

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 .




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Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 6/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive