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Job ID: 195825

Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
Tennessee Technological University

Date Posted Sep. 30, 2022
Title Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
University Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Nov. 26, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Required Qualifications: An earned BS from an accredited institution in mechanical engineering with a Masters in mechanical engineering or a related field by the start date of employment. The ability to perform the essential functions. The ability to communicate effectively and to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with faculty, students, administrators, staff and public. The ability to teach in a variety of platforms, including fact-to-face and online.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in a field related to automotive engineering from an accredited institution. Prior teaching and/or industrial experience related to automotive engineering.

Essential Functions:  Teach courses and labs in the Mechanical Engineering Department curricula and in support of the Vehicle Engineering Concentration. Direct and supervise student projects, maintain and update labs, advise undergraduate students. Serve on department committees. Participate in professional and public service activities. The ideal candidate is one who shares the mission and vision of the Department, College, and University and helps the university grow. More information regarding the Vehicle Engineering Concentration may be found at

About Tennessee Tech: As a comprehensive public university with over 10,000 students, Tennessee Tech is a leading university in the south. As one of the eight schools and colleges at the University, the College of Engineering is home to three Research Centers of Excellence and eight academic programs offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is housed within the College and is the largest undergraduate program by enrollment at the University. The University is on a growth trajectory in science and engineering with several exciting initiatives including 1) two new buildings in engineering, 2) new recurring annual investment from the State of Tennessee in excess of $3.5M, and 3) Several new faculty positions expected to be added to the College of Engineering in the upcoming year.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit all of the following electronically through : 1) Cover letter that includes discussion of candidate’s philosophy of education, candidate’s experience, why the candidate is interested in the position, and any special attributes the candidate would bring to the department and the college.  2) One page statement of teaching philosophy, 3) Curriculum Vitae.  4) Unofficial transcripts for all degrees (official transcripts sent directly from the degree granting institutions will be required later, prior to hiring).  5) Names of three professional references with e-mail and telephone contact information.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Mohan Rao, Mechanical Engineering Department Staff, Box 5014, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505 (, 931-372-3254). 

Application Screening Date: Application screening date will begin 60 days from the posting date.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

  • Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Contact Information

  • Mohan Rao
    Mechanical Engineering
    Tennessee Technological University
    PO Box 5014
    Cookeville, TN 38505
  • 931-372-3270


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