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Job ID: 112055

Seattle University

Date Posted Sep. 10, 2018
Title Instructor
University Seattle University
Department College of Science and Engineering -- Department of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Sep. 15, 2019
  • Seattle, WA
    United States
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, renewable, multi-year, non-tenure-track instructor position to begin September 2019. Candidates with expertise in fluid mechanics, energy systems, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and a genuine interest in contributing to the mission of Seattle University. An M.S. in mechanical engineering or a related field is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. Job responsibilities include both teaching and service, and experience teaching hybrid or online classes is highly desirable.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is housed within the College of Science and Engineering. The undergraduate mechanical engineering program is ABET accredited. The department has just launched a new professional master’s program in mechanical engineering. Both programs align with the university’s mission of educating the whole person, professional formation, and empowering leaders for a just and humane world.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s "Best Colleges 2018" ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at, including a cover letter that summarizes qualifications and potential contributions to Seattle University, Curriculum Vitae, a separate statement of candidate’s teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Letters may be solicited following submission of the application. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018.

Additional information about our department is available at: Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Teodora Rutar Shuman at

  • Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

  • Teodora Rutar Shuman
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Seattle University
    P.O. Box 222000
    901 12th Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98122
  • 2062965535


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