Lecturer, Mechanical, Industrial, & Systems Engineering (MCISE)

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

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Job Title:

Lecturer, Mechanical, Industrial, & Systems Engineering (MCISE)

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Search will remain open until position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (October 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.

The College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a full-time lecturer to support the department of Mechanical, Industrial, & Systems Engineering (MCISE) in the instruction of courses that support the mechanical engineering program.

Anticipated start date is January 2022.

Basic Function:

Teach 12 credits of Core Mechanical Engineering courses each semester. Courses may include (but are not limited to) fluid mechanics, heat transfer, basic laboratory, ethics, engineering analysis/numerical methods, engineering design. Prepare student assessment and course review materials necessary for program review by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).



1. An M.S. degree in Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, or Industrial Engineering, or related discipline.

2. Previous experience teaching lecture or laboratory courses in an ABET accredited engineering program.
3. Demonstrated experience in teaching at least one engineering course.

4. Demonstrated knowledge and mastery of core mechanical engineering subjects, such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer, design, basic laboratory, numerical methods.

5. Demonstrated verbal and interpersonal skills.

6. Demonstrated written communication proficiency.

7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

1. PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching.




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Status :

Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation:

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 06/18/2022 with anticipated renewal.


Mech., Ind. & Sys. Engineering


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

1. Cover Letter that describes your interest in this position and your relevant experience as an educator or practitioner (as one complete document).

2. Curriculum Vitae which includes the names and contact information for three professional references (as one complete document).

3. A statement describing your teaching philosophy – 1 page limit.

Optional: supporting materials such as teaching evaluations, employment evaluations, student feedback, etc. under “Other Documents” (as one complete document).

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