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How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current CV, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement, teaching statement, and list of professional references to the University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering website: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, preference will be given to applications received prior to January 1, 2022.

Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (, is seeking to fill up to two full-time or part-time lecturer positions for three-year renewable appointments that will begin in the Fall semester of 2022.


We seek applications from individuals in all areas of mechanical engineering who will contribute to our educational mission. We are particularly interested in applicants who:

i) could instruct in one or more core mechanical engineering classes at the undergraduate level

ii) could assist with instructional support of student teams within the design program

iii) would have some familiarity with our existing curriculum

The specific courses taught will depend on expertise and interest. Candidates with demonstrated experience in teaching and pedagogical methods are preferred.

Required Qualifications*

Required qualifications include a PhD in engineering, or a BS/MS degree with 3-5 years of relevant industry experience. Desired qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to teaching and education, as well as a strong motivation to improve the educational experience and engage students in experiential learning.

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 strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Details of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan – with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment – can be found at:  

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 candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Michigan 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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


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