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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track teaching assistant professor. The person in this position will teach undergraduate and mixed undergraduate-graduate courses in the areas of manufacturing, machine design, and computer aided design, as well as courses related to those topics including system dynamics, control systems, and vibrations. 

The teaching faculty member is expected to prepare and deliver lectures, develop laboratory exercises, prepare homework assignments, quizzes, and exams, hold office hours, assess student work, supervise teaching assistants, and manage the administration of the courses they are assigned to teach. They will also be involved in the continuing improvement of courses and the development of new curriculum. 

This position is a nine-month academic appointment that receives full benefits. Summer session is compensated separately. The initial contract will be one year, with the option of up to three-year contracts going forward. In exceptional cases, applicants may be considered for appointment as a teaching associate professor or a teaching professor. 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering values and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We strongly encourage underrepresented minority and women candidates to apply.
We further welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Mechanical Engineering Building

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 43 faculty, 333 graduate students, and 488 undergraduate students. Research in the department addresses the needs of the future, and includes applications to energy, environment & sustainability, human health, manufacturing and robotics & mobility. The Department is part of the College of Science and Engineering, a highly interdisciplinary college comprised of 12 departments covering engineering, physical sciences, and mathematics.

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. 


Please submit the following documents via

  1. Cover letter 
  2. Current CV 
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests 
  4. Contact information for three professional references 

To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by October 1, 2021. 

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

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The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.