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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) invites applications for a Lecturer III position, starting September 1, 2018. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of mechanical design and process reliability, and other related areas. While the main responsibility of the position is teaching, the successful candidate could be considered for an additional appointment to conduct funded or unfunded research.


Teach courses in Mechanical Engineering. The instructor will be responsible for developing course materials, lecturing, holding office hours, preparing and grading exams, managing and grading class projects, managing assigned class staff.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering (or a closely related field) with a strong emphasis on mechanical design, system and process reliability. Candidates in the areas of mechanical design, component and system design and analysis, theory and application of design optimization, component and system reliability and durability, and process reliability are well suited to apply for this position. Experience and expertise in product design and development, process design, and system reliability will be viewed favorably.

Selection criteria based on resume with supplemental materials, in-person interview and oral presentation to be given to ME faculty.

Additional Information

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 24 faculty members and offers a full range of programs, from undergraduate to Ph.D. level, in mechanical, bio-, and automotive engineering areas. It currently enrolls about 1300 students. A new 123,000 square feet laboratory building is currently under construction at the College of Engineering and Computer Science with planned completion in 2020.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty comes from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University.

The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, Detroit suburbs, and Ann Arbor.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

The position will be open until filled, but full consideration will be given to applications received by April 1, 2018.  Final hiring approval is subject to final approval by the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.