Lecturer in Mechanical
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer
in Mechanical Engineering Design for the 2021-2022 academic
year. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment
with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. The position is
for three years, with the second two years contingent on a
satisfactory performance review during the first year.
We invite applications from individuals with broad experience
and expertise in mechanical design.
Typical responsibilities include:
- Teaching or co-teaching the introductory mechanical engineering
undergraduate course, Engineering Sciences 51: Computer Aided
Machine Design, each semester • As needed, serve as a section
leader for the senior undergraduate engineering capstone
design course, Engineering Sciences 100hf: Engineering Design
Projects, each semester • Participate in curricular planning
discussions with other faculty and staff as it applies to
engineering design education and hands-on, project-based
- Advise students on mechanical design projects, including those
that may involve student organizations, student summer/winter
break design experiences, etc.
- Hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical
Engineering or a related field by the expected start
date,should have proven design experience in mechanical
engineering, such as CAD/CAM, machine design, mechatronics,
materials, manufacturing, robotics, embedded systems, etc.,
and be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience. This
position requires a strong passion for and commitment to
working closely with undergraduate students.
Required documents include a cover letter; CV; a one-page
statement of teaching interests including a description of
teaching/advising experience and philosophy, and comments on
any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion and belonging,
and names and contact information for at least three
references. We encourage candidates to apply by August 15, 2021 but
will continue to review applications until the position is
filled. Applicants can apply online at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10094.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability
status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual
orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or
any other characteristic protected by law.