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Recruitment Period

Open date: March 5th, 2018
Last review date: Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 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 during Academic Years 2017-2018 and 2018-19. These positions are dependent upon instructional needs.

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

Candidates must have a Master’s degree, or preferably a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering or an equivalent degree, be committed to excellence in teaching, and have demonstrated instructional experience. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach at least three of the required courses in the undergraduate Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering curriculum.

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.

Expertise in the subject matter will be evaluated based on the candidates’ academic training, publications, professional experience, external recommendation letters, and prior achievement in teaching. Quality of teaching will be assessed on the basis of student evaluations.

Job location

Davis, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter, including courses applicant is interested to teach.

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)