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Your application should be received by January 30th to receive full consideration.  Review of applications will begin on upon receipt and continue until the positions are filled. All applicants should submit, in PDF format: (1) a detailed resume, (2) a one-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (3) the names and contact information of at least three references. For more information, contact Prof. Karl Grosh (

Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan invites applications for the three Lecturer III-level positions in Mechanical Engineering.  This is a non-tenure-track faculty position with a nine-month appointment and an initial term of 3 years. The anticipated start date is September 2019. 


Teaching duties will primarily be in undergraduate classes mainly within three topical areas of thermal fluid sciences, solid mechanics, and dynamic systems and controls, as well as our curricular cross-cutting Junior and Senior Laboratory and Design classes.  While traditional teaching approaches in the classroom will be important, a key element of this position will be facilitating tenure-track faculty in innovating new approaches to teaching, including (but not limited to) acceleration of the incorporation of new technological advances and more inclusive teaching methodologies into the classroom.

Required Qualifications*

Qualifications include either (a) an earned PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field or (b) a Master’s degree with significant teaching in engineering and/or professional experience in engineering practice.  In addition, all applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching as evidenced by their resume and statement of teaching interests and philosophy.

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: .

Additional Information

We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career families.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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