Clemson University calling for lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Location - Clemson University

Deadline - Aug 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University invites applications to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer with an anticipated start date of August 2020. 

The Department currently has 34 tenure-track/tenured faculty and 8 full-time non-tenure-track faculty. The Department is housed in modern research and education facilities with an enrollment of approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Clemson University is a public, land-grant institution currently ranked among the top 30 national public universities by U.S. News and World Report and as a Tier 1 Research Institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC in upstate South Carolina.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses in mechanical engineering on the main campus of the university and some teaching at innovation campuses.

Highly desirable candidates will have an expertise and interest in teaching fundamental mechanical engineering courses with an emphasis in the subject areas of engineering design and manufacturing.

Primary duties include teaching up to four courses, or equivalent, per semester and actively contributing to the undergraduate teaching mission of the department. In addition, part-time positions may be available.

The position will be appointed with a one-year contract, renewable annually, and with consideration for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years of excellent performance.


The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree or possess a Master's degree with at least 10 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field.

The candidate must have a passion for teaching and the communication skills needed to motivate over 50 students per class in a dynamic, interactive environment. Preferred qualifications include industry experience and a demonstrated record in engineering pedagogy.

Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities will be particularly welcomed.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter with a brief statement of teaching interest (maximum 2 pages) via Interfolio. Please apply here with the required documents Applications received before March 16th, 2020 will be given full consideration, however, the search will continue until the position is filled.

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