Lecturer (All Ranks) in Mechanical & Aerospace Eng

Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University

The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University seeks outstanding candidates for appointments made at the rank of Principal Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Lecturer commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, starting August 16, 2022. Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering.  Other responsibilities include holding office hours, mentoring undergraduate design and research projects, participating in course and program assessment or other service activities. This is a non-tenure-track position that will be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the program.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering and/or a related field by the time of appointment

Desired qualifications:

  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: solid mechanics, mechanical design, product design, manufacturing, project management
  • Prior instructional experience with teaching innovations, including all aspects of digital delivery
  • Evidence of teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank


SEMTE is composed of multiple programs in Mechanical and Aerospace, Chemical, and Materials Science and Engineering. We offer rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of engineering fields. In addition, we partner with other schools in the university for interdisciplinary programming. SEMTE’s award-winning faculty members are recognized for masterful teaching by the university. We welcome individuals who wish to build the future of education within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, one of the largest and most innovative research and engineering preparation colleges in the nation.  The college is a recognized leader in engineering education and is designing new programs and course options to meet the needs of industry and new markets. The college is also dedicated to supporting faculty members so they can provide excellent instruction in a variety of formats to meet the needs of our students and industry partners.


Arizona State University, a respected research institution in the Pac-12 Conference, is developing a new model of an American research university: one that measures its academic quality by the education its graduates receive; one in which faculty consider the public good; and one whose faculty expands the concept of community service by accepting major responsibility for the health, economic and social development of its community.


Application deadline is November 22, 2021; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed.  To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position.  Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity statement*
  • Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Professor James Middleton at jimbo@asu.edu.


A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Posted: 10/12/2021