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Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Northwestern University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University invites applications for a full time non-tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Instruction. Under special circumstances a more senior (Associate or Full Professor) appointment may be considered dependent on qualifications. Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and have experimental or prototyping experience.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of courses including systems dynamics (mechanical and electrical systems), capstone design course sequence, manufacturing, and aerospace engineering (e.g. propulsion) courses. Students will be primarily undergraduate and graduate students in Mechanical Engineering. Candidates should exhibit a strong record in a broad range of Mechanical Engineering courses and leadership in design projects. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm to lead student teams.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Application materials should be submitted to the Search Committee Chair via the web interface at:

Required documents include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement: A 1-2 page statement demonstrating the skills needed for this job, and detailing the teaching style and philosophy
  • Diversity Statement: A 1 page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion through teaching and/or service
  • References: Minimum 3, Maximum 5

Optional documents include:

  • Course Description: A 1-2 page statement describing a course of your own design
  • Design Portfolio: A link to an online portfolio of your design work


Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at

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