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LEO Lecturer III Position


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor ( is seeking to fill full-time lecturer positions for three-year appointments, with possible renewal, that will begin in the Fall semester of 2024.  We seek applications from individuals in all areas of mechanical engineering including dynamics, systems and control, thermal-fluid sciences, mechanics and materials, design and manufacturing, capstone, and laboratory, who will contribute to our educational mission. We are particularly interested in applicants who:

  • i) could instruct in one or more core mechanical engineering classes at the undergraduate level
  • ii) could assist with instructional support of student teams within the design program
  • iii) would have some familiarity with our existing curriculum

The specific courses taught will depend on expertise and interest. Candidates with demonstrated experience in teaching and pedagogical methods are preferred.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in engineering or a BS/MS degree with 3-5 years of relevant industry experience. Desired qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to teaching and education, as well as a strong motivation to improve the educational experience and engage students in experiential learning.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, current CV, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement, teaching statement, and list of professional references to the University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering website: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, preference will be given to applications received prior to December 1, 2023.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Michigan Engineering seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of the College of Engineering.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit:
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The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer.