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Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer) in Mechanical Engineering
University of Utah

Date Posted Oct. 29, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer) in Mechanical Engineering
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date As early as Jan 2021 or Jul 2021
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  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications from candidates with significant teaching and industrial experience in the areas of Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or a related field as an assistant or associate professor career-line lecturing faculty appointment.

The job duties for this position will include developing and implementing a systems and industrial engineering curriculum and program, including all aspects of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses via online, live, or hybrid modalities. Specific position duties include designing new courses as needed, providing curriculum material, constructing syllabi, leading class instruction, writing and administering exams, advising and evaluating students, serving on various faculty and student-oriented committees, and exhibiting participation and leadership in related professional societies. The candidate will be expected to both perform outreach activities to local industry to understand their needs and educational interests, and help lead systems and industrial engineering education efforts across the College of Engineering. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field prior to the start date.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills
  • Minimum of three years of consulting or industry experience
  • A demonstrated ability to engage with industry
  • Demonstrated potential for high-quality online teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Experience with quantitative methods and advanced analytics (descriptive and predictive)

Preferred Qualifications

  • We are seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of systems engineering and operations research. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong foundations in model-based systems engineering, data-driven decision making, optimization, stochastic modeling, machine learning, and analytics, with a focus in emerging areas of applications such as energy, sustainability, reliability, requirements engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS).
  • Experience in online course development and instruction in higher education with platforms such as Canvas or similar Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Candidates with strong foundations in systems engineering methodologies, such as model-based systems engineering, systems architectures, and systems integration are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated successful experiences in:
    o teaching technical subjects
    o employing active learning approaches
    o performing curriculum, course, and lab development activities
    o professional advising and mentoring
    o effective engagement with individuals from diverse backgrounds and fields
    o collaboration with industry
  • A record of successful participation in the industrial community and/or professional societies

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (with specific emphasis on teaching of design), a statement of design philosophy (uploaded as Applicant Document-Other), and contact information for a minimum of three references. In the statement of teaching philosophy, include any experience working with individuals from diverse populations.

Review of applications will begin November 2021 and the candidates may start as early as January 1, 2021 or July 1, 2021.

  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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Contact Information

  • Tiffany Benson
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Utah
    1495 E 100 S
    1550 Mek
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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