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Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering (Lecturer with Potential of Security of Employment)

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 20th, 2017
Last review date: January 31st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 1st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor (also termed Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment). We are particularly interested in candidates in the core areas of mechanical and/or aerospace engineering. Generally, teaching professors are full-time employees who are expected to teach 6 courses per year. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching, individuals in this position are expected to engage in professional activities and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university.

Candidates should demonstrate innovative teaching methodologies, potential to teach core and advanced lecture and/or laboratory courses in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering, and be highly motivated to improve the undergraduate student experience. The required job duties include teaching and mentoring of university students, curriculum development, accreditation, service activities, supervising undergraduate research, and mentoring undergraduate teams in their professional activities (e.g. Formula SAE). A candidate for appointment, merit increase, or promotion in this series is judged by the following criteria:

• Teaching, of truly exceptional quality and so specialized in character that it cannot be done with equal effectiveness by Professor
• Professional achievement and activity; an appointee in the LSOE series is expected to maintain currency in the profession and pedagogy
• University and public service; Educational leadership beyond the campus and contributions to instruction-related activities

Preferred candidates will have demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as increasing the access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in engineering. Candidates should have a desire to participate in the School's diversity initiatives (

Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor (also termed Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment). This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, security of employment. A Ph.D. degree (or advancement to candidacy) is required in Engineering or related disciplines. For more details see

Salary: Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales and market conditions.

Closing Date: Applications received by Friday, December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a
o cover letter
o curriculum vitae
o a statement of teaching interests
o if applicable, a statement of research interests (optional)
o a statement describing past experience and/or plans to make future contributions in activities that promote diversity and inclusion. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see and, and the names and contact information of four to five references.

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Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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San Diego, CA




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