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Harvard Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Lecturer in Mechancial Engineering

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering
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Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design 

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 courses 
  • 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 students 

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:

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.

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