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University of Utah Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Department 00068 - Mechanical Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2021


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications from candidates with significant teaching and industrial experience in the areas of Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or a related field as an assistant or associate professor career-line lecturing faculty appointment.


The job duties for this position will include developing and implementing a systems and industrial engineering curriculum and program, including all aspects of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses via online, live, or hybrid modalities. Specific position duties include designing new courses as needed, providing curriculum material, constructing syllabi, leading class instruction, writing and administering exams, advising and evaluating students, serving on various faculty and student-oriented committees, and exhibiting participation and leadership in related professional societies. The candidate will be expected both to perform outreach activities to local industry to understand their needs and educational interests, and to help lead systems and industrial engineering education efforts across the College of Engineering. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field prior to the start date.

Required Qualifications

•Demonstrated excellent communication skills

•Minimum of three years of consulting or industry experience

•A demonstrated ability to engage with industry

•Demonstrated potential for high-quality online teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses

•Experience with quantitative methods and advanced analytics (descriptive and predictive)

Preferred Qualifications

•We are seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of systems engineering and operations research. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong foundations in model-based systems engineering, data-driven decision making, optimization, stochastic modeling, machine learning, and analytics, with a focus in emerging areas of applications such as energy, sustainability, reliability, requirements engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS).

•Experience in online course development and instruction in higher education with platforms such as Canvas or similar Learning Management Systems ( LMS )

•Candidates with strong foundations in systems engineering methodologies, such as model-based systems engineering, systems architectures, and systems integration are particularly encouraged to apply.

•Demonstrated successful experiences in:

oteaching technical subjects

oemploying active learning approaches

operforming curriculum, course, and lab development activities

oprofessional advising and mentoring

oeffective engagement with individuals from diverse backgrounds and fields

ocollaboration with industry

•A record of successful participation in the industrial community and/or professional societies

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for a minimum of three references. In the statement of teaching philosophy, include any experience working with individuals from diverse populations.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Review of applications will begin November 2020 and the candidates may start as early as January 2021 or July 2021.

Open Date 11/16/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00525CF

Type Faculty

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