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University of Colorado System
Denver, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Position Details

University of Colorado | Denver

Official Title: Lecturer

FTE: Part-time

Position # 00007572 – Requisition # 33868

University of Colorado | CU Denver

Mechanical Engineering


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About the University of Colorado - Denver
The University of Colorado Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with future-focused learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Across seven schools and colleges in the heart of downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through break through innovations and impactful research, and creative work. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and an annual economic impact of $800 million. For more information, visit .

Job Description

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

This posting establishes a pool of candidates to fill temporary, non-tenure track lecturer positions to teach one or more undergraduate level courses as needed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on a part-time semester-by-semester basis for SY24/25. Courses will vary from term to term. This position is paid on a per-course basis. Assignments are dependent upon student enrollments and are paid on a per course basis. There are no travel and relocation expenses available .


What you will do:
  • Teach one to three classes as assigned per term.

  • Prepare for each class session and deliver balanced, rigorous lessons via Canvas and Zoom in accordance with prescribed curricular objectives and outcomes.

  • Hold weekly office hours as appropriate per course allocation.

  • Assess student progress according to curricular objectives and adhere to program policies.

  • Record attendance and grades online and be accessible for communication with students.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field and industrial and/or research experience is required for teaching undergraduate level courses.

  • A PhD degree in mechanical engineering or related fields is required for teaching graduate level courses.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related field is required to teach undergraduate labs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • For graduate level courses: PhD in Mechanical Engineering with research experience in related discipline and teaching experience in higher education environment.

  • For undergraduate level courses: Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related field, research/industrial experience and teaching experience in higher education environment.

  • For undergraduate labs, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and industrial experience.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

As of 7/1/2023, The University of Colorado recommends employees be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19, but is not required. COVID recommendations and information can be found at:

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $5800 per 3-credit hour course and $3500 for each 1-credit hour lab.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado Denver provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Application Deadline

This is an open continuous position for SY24-25. Once you apply you will be placed on our candidate inventory list and will continuously be considered for positions as vacancies become available.

Required Application Materials:

To apply, please visit: and attach:

  1. A cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications

  2. A current CV/resume

  3. List of three references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

Background Check Policy

The University of Colorado Denver strives to maintain a safe and productive educational, clinical, research and employment environment. All prospective employees and current employees must, therefore, consent to and pass background checks prior to any final appointment/employment.

Diversity and Equity

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ​.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse faculty and staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equity in education and employment.

Questions should be directed to Ron Rorrer, Chair

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