SJSU Mechanical Engineering Lecturer Job | San José, USA

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • San José, USA
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·         Department Summary

·         Our Mechanical Engineering department is home to about 800 undergraduate and graduate students, dedicated faculty members and well-qualified part-time instructors from Silicon Valley Industry who bring current practices. Our mechanical engineering program at SJSU has three stems: design, mechatronics, and thermal-fluid sciences. Design and thermal-fluid sciences are the backbone of all accredited mechanical engineering programs in the country. Mechatronics is a departmental specialty at SJSU and offers our students another fascinating and marketable field of study. Our hands-on curriculum incorporates a multitude of laboratory experiences to put classroom theory into practice. Our award-winning design projects demonstrate just how proficient our students and faculty are at designing and building creative ideas that make a difference. Lastly, we involve our undergraduate and graduate students in our faculty research, advancing the frontiers of mechanical engineering.

·         Department website link.


·         Brief Description of Duties

·         Lecturers are expected to teach their courses effectively; to maintain appropriate office hours in accordance with University Policy; and to cooperate with the department in the peer-review process. Full-time faculty will assist lecturers with development of courses, including course content and textbook adoption. Lecturers are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from the Department Chair for clarification of University policies and department practices with respect to grading, testing, textbooks, office hours, curriculum goals, disability accommodations, academic integrity, etc.

·         All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. Training on this system will be provided. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.

·         Applicants must demonstrate awareness of and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.


·         Required Qualifications

·         The minimum degree requirement to work as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering is a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline and either imminent completion of Master’s degree or at least 5 years of significant and relevant professional experience.

·         Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned.


·         Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.


·         Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


·         Conditional Appointment

·         Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.


·         Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure

·         Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

·         CV

·         Cover Letter

·         Statement of Teaching Philosophy

·         Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach

·         List of References

·         This is a continuous open position.


·         The University

·         San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.


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