Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Instruction- College of Engineering & Integrated Design – UTSA

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Integrated Design at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a non-tenure track position to be filled by January 2022. The Department is looking for outstanding individuals at the rank of Senior Lecturer / Assistant Professor of Instruction with demonstrated teaching experience who can help the department strengthen its teaching program. Candidates should have a M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of employment. Applicants are sought to teach our sequence of Senior Design I and II courses, and should have the willingness and ability to teach other mechanical engineering courses as needed.

Posting End Date

The review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


$60,000-$70,000 annualized, 9 month contract

Required Application Materials

  • A cover letter that summarizes the unique qualities of the applicant.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • List of three references: include name, title, email, and telephone contact information.

Please submit all documents together in a single PDF in order to be considered.

Required Qualifications

  • M.S. in mechanical engineering or closely related engineering discipline.
  • 5 years of experience working as a full-time employee in an engineering capacity either in governmental or private industry.
  • Proven skills with project controls, budgeting, project tracking, and associated MS project planning and tracking software
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills and in the development of Safe Operating Procedures for industrial processes and/or the composition of training plans and manuals for mechanical equipment.
  • Multidisciplinary engineering background demonstrated in the leadership of technical projects or processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or closely related engineering discipline.
  • 10 years of experience working as a full-time employee in an engineering capacity either in governmental or private industry.
  • Proven management experience in organizations with multiple direct reporting of engineers and technicians.
  • Current knowledge of emerging fabrication technologies such as metal printing, lean manufacturing practices, machine shop operations.
  • Prior experience teaching at an institution of higher education.

Working Conditions

On Campus:  Primary work location will be on campus

Additional Information

  • Hiring for Spring 2022.
  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.