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Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00083P
Position Title Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Functional Title Senior Lecturer I or II
Department Mechanical Engineering
Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Academic Year
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 02/27/2017
Posting Close Date 05/31/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 08/01/2017
Job Summary

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) invites applications for senior lecturer positions in Mechanical Engineering.

The minimum requirement is a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and three years of experience in industry or academia. Candidates must have a passion for engineering education and a demonstrated ability to contribute to the success of students, with a particular emphasis on undergraduates. The selected candidates may be involved in teaching ME courses including introductory freshman and capstone design courses, advising senior design project teams, and contributing to project-based learning initiatives within the department. Industry experience and educational experience working with undergraduate engineering students, student organizations, and student teams are desirable.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is among the fastest growing programs at UT Dallas. The department was established in 2008 and currently has over 1000 students enrolled. The department has 26 tenure-system faculty members and 6 senior lecturers. The department offers ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS and PhD degree programs in mechanical engineering.

Located in North Texas, home to hundreds of technology, large defense manufacturing and systems integrations companies, Jonsson School students have ample opportunities for real-world, hands-on training in fields relevant to their futures. This past year, companies and organizations, such as Raytheon, Essilor, General Dynamics, Emerson, Texas Instruments, and UT Southwestern Medical Center, sponsored mechanical engineering senior design projects through UTDesign, the Jonsson School’s award-winning, corporate-sponsored capstone projects program. Opportunities exist to further the relationships developed through UTDesign and to develop additional joint university-industry partnerships.

In addition to Mechanical Engineering, the Erik Jonsson School is home to the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Systems Engineering, and has interdisciplinary degree programs in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Minimum Education and Experience

A master’s degree in the academic discipline or in a related discipline is required to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; 1-3 years’ relevant industry or teaching experience is also required.

Preferred Education and Experience

PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

Five or more years’ experience teaching undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses in a university setting.

Minimum requirement is a doctoral degree and three years’ experience in industry or academia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes.
Maintain contact with a diverse student population in the classroom and via electronic learning platforms (eLearning).
Contribute assessment information and data as requested through the administration and the Assessment Team.
Participate in course evaluation surveys.
Engage in service within the academic unit, the university, and the profession.

Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information
Special Instructions Summary
Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Governmental Agency Job Posting
    • University's Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Advertisement in a Publication or Journal in my Academic Discipline
    • Personal Referral
    • Another Website
    • Other
  2. * Which most accurately describes your highest earned degree?
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD)
    • Other Doctoral Degree (DSci, DAud, MD, etc.)
    • Specialist's Degree (EdS)
    • Professional Degree
    • Juris Doctor
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Certificate
  3. * In which Academic Discipline is your highest earned degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of relevant work experience do you have in Higher Education, Industry, or Research?
    • None
    • One year
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • Over 10 years
  5. In what areas do you hold any additional licenses or certifications valid in the State of Texas?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Other Document
  4. Relevant URL
  5. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214
  6. Teaching Evaluations