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Lecturer III in Mechanical Engineering
The University of New Mexico

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2022
Title Lecturer III in Mechanical Engineering
University The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 2, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Lecturer III.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the broad mechanical engineering area. The expected teaching load for the position is three (3) courses per semester. This load can be reduced by assuming administrative duties such as coordinating the department’s educational accreditation activities or other research work.


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in the broad mechanical engineering area and external funding for educational and/or research programs, along with demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education offering BS (ABET accredited), MS and PhD degree programs. A team of 15 full-time faculty, and several research and part-time faculty, support the activities of close to 500 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. We support both a strong core of mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary education that include the Space Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and NanoScience and MicroSystems Engineering programs. For further information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, see


The University of New Mexico is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Carnegie R1 Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, with approximately 25,000 students on the main and branch campuses with nearly 2,600 students in the School of Engineering. In addition to the traditional areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, materials science, engineering design, dynamic systems/controls, fluid mechanics, and computational mechanics, the Mechanical Engineering faculty and students are engaged in several thrust areas such as Nanotechnology, Energy, Space Systems Engineering, and Bioengineering.


Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse city and has been listed among the smartest U.S. cities and best places to relocate in America. The city has a rich culture and a location offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. The University is located within one hour of Santa Fe, and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges, which offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing and skiing.


Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.


For best consideration, complete applications must be received by December 2, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons must apply on the web at (req21672). A complete application consists of 1) a letter of interest; 2) a comprehensive CV; 3) a statement of teaching and research; and 4) the titles, names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of at least three professional references. Inquiries should be sent to: Professor Peter Vorobieff (, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131.


Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.  The position is contingent upon availability of funding.

  • The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse work force. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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  • Professor Peter Vorobieff
    Mechanical Engineering
    The University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM


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