Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering (6297BR)

Requisition Number: 6297BR

School/Department: KGCOE Mechanical Engineering

College : Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Faculty Rank : Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Anticipated Start Date: 8/2022

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The Mechanical Engineering Department at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for an open Lecturer position who have a strong commitment to engineering education, student mentoring, and who are focused on the success of students both inside and outside of the classroom. This is a teaching position, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop various mechanical engineering courses and laboratories in accordance with their area of expertise. Applicants should have the ability to support core lecture and laboratory courses as well as upper-level elective and graduate courses such as: Programming for Engineers, Materials Science, Statics, Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, System Dynamics, Classical Control Systems, Engineering Analysis, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Measurements Laboratory and Engineering Applications Laboratory. Additionally, lecturers assist student design teams, advise students, participate on departmental committees, and engage in continuous personal professional development.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Department/College Description

Mechanical Engineering is one of six departments in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE). Other programs include Electrical, Computer, Biomedical, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering. The college houses PhD programs including Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and Microsystems Engineering. There are over 100 faculty in the college with expertise in 3D printing, robotics, manufacturing, materials, nano-bio sensors, machine learning, tissue engineering, and aerosol and particle physics, as well as engineering education, gender in STEM, and engineering design. The KGCOE is the nation’s premier career-oriented college of engineering, with one of the oldest and largest mandatory cooperative education programs in the world, and with over 3,000 undergraduate and over 600 graduate students.

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department is the largest academic department in KGCOE, with over 1000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. ME offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with undergraduate options in Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and Bioengineering. Outside the classroom, students can participate in many different engineering clubs, and faculty frequently serve as advisors to these. A partial list of club teams is available at Student Resources | Kate Gleason College of Engineering | RIT. At the graduate level, ME offers a PhD degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering with multiple focus areas, a Master of Engineering, and an Advanced Certificate in Vibrations Engineering.

Instructional faculty are supported by many core facilities and efforts across campus including a fully-staffed machine shop providing machining, fabrication, design, and manufacturing services, the AM Print Center for Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing, a NY State Center for Advanced Technology, and the Semiconductor and Microfabrication Laboratory with cleanroom facilities. In addition, instructional faculty can participate in, and be supported by, programs offered by the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at RIT, the KEEN partnership, the Construct student center for rapid prototyping, the Multidisciplinary Senior Design Program, and others.

ME homepage: https://www.rit.edu/engineering/mechanical-engineering


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  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or terminal degree in a closely related field
  • Strong commitment to working with students and teaching excellence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude for instruction and development of instructional materials
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences


Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology search openings, then Keyword Search 6297BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume (suggested 1-5 pages), and upload the following attachments:

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (suggested 1-2 pages)
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution (suggested 1-2 pages)

References will be required later of those who advance to the interview phase.

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