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Job ID: 219404

Open Rank Teaching Faculty Position
Lehigh University

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2023
Title Open Rank Teaching Faculty Position
University Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Feb. 1, 2024
  • Contract Faculty
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Senior Lecturer
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics (MEM) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty position in Mechanical Engineering to start January 2024. Lehigh has multiple ranks for teaching faculty, and the successful candidate will be hired into a rank commensurate with their experience. Candidates must hold an MS/PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a directly related field before starting employment.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach core courses in thermal sciences such as thermodynamics, heat transfer, renewable energy, energy conversion processes, and elective courses in their areas of interest. Teaching faculty may also advise undergraduate students and participate in departmental service. The successful candidate will create opportunities for broadening participation and support an inclusive and equitable environment in which a diverse student body can thrive.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their materials at: Candidates should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching statement that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate has taught or would want to develop. Candidates should also provide a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement that describes prior DEI experience and the candidate’s vision for enhancing the community and culture at Lehigh, along with contact information for at least three references. Questions concerning this search may be sent to Barbara McGuire at:

  • Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty

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Contact Information

  • Barbara McGuire
    Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
    Lehigh University
    19 Memorial Drive West
    Bethlehem, PA 18015


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