Full Time Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Design University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering United States

Full Time Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Design


  • College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering



Open date: September 28th, 2018
Next review date: December 1st, 2018

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 1st, 2019

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 Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (similar to tenure-track) in the area of Mechanical Design, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.


This position is intended for an innovative individual with an enthusiasm for, and breadth of knowledge in, mechanical design and its emerging applications in diverse fields. A successful applicant should be committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, to improving the undergraduate mechanical engineering program, and to recruiting talented and diverse high-school graduates in collaboration with other faculty. The ideal candidate will engage, excite, and challenge students in problem solving with a combination of design creativity and engineering analysis. Teaching assignments may include topics such as machine elements, machine design, joint design and analysis, adhesive bonding and welding, machine dynamics and fatigue, design process, design for manufacturing, teamwork, project planning, creative thinking, engineering graphics, and CAD. Consequently, the ideal candidate should be interested and experienced in teaching in different educational settings - from small, project-oriented, inquiry-based classes, to larger, more traditional, lecture-oriented classes. The teaching load is 3 courses per quarter with possible load reduction for administrative service. Service is expected to begin with the 2019-20 academic year.


A PhD degree in engineering or science and a demonstrated record of teaching excellence is required.


Applications must be submitted electronically, and should include:
• Cover letter (limited to two pages) including (1) most significant scientific accomplishment as a graduate student, (2) most significant scientific accomplishment in your postgraduate career (if applicable), (3) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well suited to this position.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of teaching
• Applicants will also need to arrange for 3-5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.
• Diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)


Applications received by Saturday December 1st, 2018, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further details about our department, visit: https://me.ucsb.edu/about/employment and to apply, visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01330


The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Santa Barbara, CA



More information about this recruitment: https://me.ucsb.edu/about/employment



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Limited to two pages, please refer to advertisement for items that need to be included in your letter.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - A summary of your teaching beliefs and practices. This can include your beliefs about the teaching and learning process, as well as examples of the ways in which you would enact these beliefs in the classroom.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 

  • Misc / Additional - Maximum 10MB 

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required



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