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University of Utah-Lecturer

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications for a career-line faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor (Lecturer) rank with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is rapidly growing its Engineering Management and Systems Engineering programs. As a result, we are looking for candidates with exceptional teaching ability in all areas of engineering management and leadership.

Candidates will teach up to three graduate core or elective courses in engineering management or systems engineering every fall and spring semester. Summer funding may be available to teach an additional course during summer semesters. The exact classes assigned will be dependent upon the candidate’s strengths, but are anticipated to include topics such as engineering management, engineering leadership, entrepreneurship, statistics, analytics, operations research, engineering economy, decisions and games, or other topics in the engineering management and systems engineering fields.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related field preferably with leadership and management experience. Candidates with a track record of high-quality teaching are especially encouraged to apply. We prefer an effective liaison with industry and external stakeholders to establish partnerships, promote academic programs, and develop course projects. The position does not carry a research expectation.

The University of Utah is a Tier-1 research institution that is home to more than 35,000 students, world-class faculty and researchers, medical campus, and many start-up companies. The campus is located in the beautiful Wasatch front and provides opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has experienced tremendous growth the past decade, fueled by the State of Utah’s “Engineering Initiative”, and currently houses approximately 40 tenure-line faculty members, 1,300 undergraduate and 250 graduate students (140 PhD students).

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023. Applications must be submitted electronically at and should include: cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications and specifying which courses the applicant is interested in teaching, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, one-page statement that describes how the candidate will contribute to fostering an inclusive environment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (uploaded as “Applicant Document – Other”), and contact information of three to five academic references.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.