Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
United States

Unit 18 Temporary Lecturers Pool- Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department

Job #JPF03810

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 26th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Feb 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 & Aerospace Engineering seeks to recruit a pool of part-time Temporary Lecturers to teach undergraduate courses starting in the 2020-21 Academic Year. See the list of potential courses below. Appointments are contingent on instructional needs.

• Minimum professional degree requirement is a Master’s degree, but PhD is preferred, in Mechanical Engineering or in Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent degree.
• Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence, and a commitment to quality undergraduate education. Prior teaching experience preferred.
• A progressive record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

The successful candidate is expected to be capable of teaching at least three of the courses in the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (EME) and Aerospace Science and Engineering (EAE) curricula.

Criteria for appointment and reappointment will be evidence of teaching excellence (or, for first-time, relatively inexperienced candidates, the potential for excellence) in terms of the ability to present course material effectively, e.g., stimulating interest in and critical thought regarding the subject matter.

Salary and Appointment Level
Commensurate with experience and course assignment. Actual salary is based on the percentage of appointment: One four-unit course = 33% appointment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Interested applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a list of courses they are interested in teaching, 3) a current curriculum vitae, including publications list, 4) statement of teaching interests, 5) teaching evaluations (if available), and 6) contact information of three references. Optional recommended documents are reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and statement of research interests.

Applications will be reviewed for completeness; candidates will be informed if their applications are incomplete and given a reasonable amount of time to provide any missing materials. *To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 12/15/2020. * Positions are open until filled.

UC Davis and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Courses in Engineering (ENG), Mechanical Engineering (EME), and Aerospace Science and Engineering (EAE) which may be available in the 2020-21 academic year contingent on instructional needs:

ENG 004 Engineering Graphics in Design
ENG 102 Dynamics
ENG 103 Fluid Mechanics
ENG 105 Thermodynamics
ENG 122 Mechanical Vibrations
ENG 180 Engineering Analysis
ENG 188 Science & Technology of Sustainable Power Generation
EME 005 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications
EME 050 Manufacturing Processes
EME 106 Thermo-Fluid Dynamics
EME 108 Measurement Systems
EME 109 Experimental Methods for Thermal Fluids
EME 115 Introduction to Numerical Analysis & Methods
EME 121 Engineering Applications of Dynamics
EME 134 Vehicle Stability
EME 139 Stability of Flexible Dynamic Systems
EME 150A/B Mechanical Design
EME 151 Statistical Methods in Design & Manufacturing
EME 152 Computer-Aided Mechanism Design
EME 154 Mechatronics
EME 161 Combustion & the Environment
EME 163 Internal Combustion Engines & Future Alternatives
EME 164 Introduction to Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems
EME 165 Heat Transfer
EME 171 Analysis, Simulation & Design of Mechatronic Systems
EME 172 Automatic Control of Engineering Systems
EAE 126 Theoretical & Computational Aerodynamics
EAE 127 Applied Aircraft Aerodynamics
EAE 129 Stability & Control of Aerospace Vehicles
EAE 133 Finite Element Methods in Structures
EAE 135 Aerospace Structures
EAE 138 Aircraft Propulsion
EAE 140 Rocket Propulsion
EAE 141 Space Systems Design
EAE 142 Orbital Mechanics
EAE 143A Aerospace Vehicle Design

For brief course descriptions, see the following links.
EME courses: https://ucdavis.pubs.curricunet.com/Catalog/eme-courses-sc
EAE courses: https://ucdavis.pubs.curricunet.com/Catalog/eae-courses-sc
ENG courses: https://ucdavis.pubs.curricunet.com/Catalog/eng-courses-sc

Job location

Davis, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://mae.ucdavis.edu


Document requirements
  • Cover letter and list of courses applicant is interested in teaching.
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with publications list - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • 3 reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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