Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Position in Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
The Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, IL invites applications to fill one non-tenure teaching position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The selected candidate is expected to teach three courses a semester, with some departmental service activities that may include but not limited to student advising and committee activities as assigned by the department chair. The selected candidate also may have the opportunity to teach in the summer with additional compensation. The initial contract term for this position, scheduled to begin in the Fall, 2021 academic year, is one year, and the Department expects such contract to be renewed accordingly subject to satisfactory performance of the selected candidate and the availability of funding for the position.
Pursuant to IIT’s Faculty Handbook, the rank of Lecturer includes a one- or two-year appointment. There is a durational limitation on this appointment such that a contract may be renewed for a total 4 years. The rank of Senior Lecturer as applied to this position includes an appointment of one to five years in duration and there is no limit on the number of renewals. The selected candidate’s rank will be determined commensurate with experience.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering or related fields. Prior teaching and/or industry experience is desirable. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Areas of expertise and teaching interest for the position include one or more of the following: fluid dynamics, aerodynamics/aeromechanics and/or thermal sciences, aircraft/spacecraft design and/or mechanical/thermal design, and/or mechanics. Expertise in experimental methods, instrumentation, data collection and analysis and experience in handling laboratory classes is specifically desired.
The MMAE Department at IIT offers ABET accredited B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and materials science and engineering, as well as master’s degrees and doctoral degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and materials science and engineering. Current full time enrollment is over 450 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. Information about the MMAE Department can be found at https://www.iit.edu/mmae. Details on faculty appointments and faculty governance are available at https://web.iit.edu/general-counsel/faculty-handbook.
The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private Ph.D. granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. IIT’s Armour College of Engineering emphasizes inter-disciplinary research by faculty and students and is committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. The main campus is located three miles from downtown Chicago. Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.
Applicants must submit a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials must include: i) cover letter, ii) detailed curriculum vitae, iv) a statement of teaching philosophy, v) contact information of five references, vi) a teaching portfolio if the candidate has prior teaching experience and/or vii) detailed industry and/or research experience if relevant. Applications will be considered as they are received with strongest consideration to all applications received prior to March 15, 2021. However, the position will remain open and applications accepted until the position is filled. Additional questions regarding the position should be emailed to Ms. Elena Magnus at email@example.com.