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Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$12,000 (3‐Credit Courses); If a section of Engineering Online is needed for that course, additional compensation can be awarded at either $6,000 or $8,000.

Work Schedule:

Schedule depends on course(s)

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

About the Department:

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) is among the largest and most prominent in the nation. The department offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE). The department also offers accelerated BS/MS degrees in both programs. Current research specialization in MAE includes dynamic systems and controls, vibrations, biomechanics, design optimization, smart materials and structures, precision engineering, MEMS and NEMS, advanced manufacturing, aerodynamics, UAV flight research, materials, renewable energy, combustion, hypersonics, propulsion, space exploration systems, and computational fluid dynamics.

The MAE department currently boasts 49 tenure-track faculty, six non-tenure track faculty, and 16 staff. The faculty is highly recognized with seven National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipients, four NSF RIA recipients, one NASA Early Career Faculty Award recipient, four ASME Fellows, seven AIAA Fellows, 20 members of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and five named professors. The MAE Department has an enrollment of over 1,100 undergraduates and 400 graduate students and has conferred over 4,000 degrees since 2000. The department is housed in Engineering Building III, a four-story, 250,000-square-foot facility built in 2010. An annex houses wind tunnels, an anechoic chamber, internal combustion engine dynamometers, and additional research labs. NC State’s location on Centennial Campus, combined with its proximity to the Research Triangle Park and neighboring universities, provides extensive opportunities for academic and industrial interaction and collaboration.

The mission of the MAE department is to be a flagship engineering department that benefits all people of North Carolina and the global society by making a profound impact on current and emerging science and technologies; fostering exemplary, synergistic multidisciplinary research and education programs in close partnership with industry and government; providing the environment for innovative professional and scholarly development; and graduating highly skilled, ethical engineers who will thrive in a rapidly changing world and be future leaders in technology and society.

Further information on the department can be found at

Essential Job Duties:

Instruction for undergraduate and/or graduate classes for fall, spring and summer semesters.
A part-time contract for one to two classes per semester contingent on departmental needs.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned by the Department Head.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Senior Lecturer must have at least 5 years college level teaching experience and a Masters Degree or an equivalent degree in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering or Doctoral degree or equivalent in the appropriate field depending on department needs.
  • Lecturer must have Masters Degree or an equivalent degree in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering or Doctoral degree or equivalent in the appropriate field depending on department needs and qualifications to prepare and deliver to student’s in specialty college courses.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent teaching ability.
  • A commitment to the success of our students and programs.

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):

0.075 - 0.675 (1-9 credit hours taught)


< 9 Months Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID:

140901 - Mechanical & Aerospace Engr


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

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More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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