The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for a Lecturer position in Mechanical Engineering with an expected start date of August 21, 2023. Highly motivated individuals with a robust interest in undergraduate engineering education, along with industry or academic experience in design, are encouraged to apply. Priority will be focused on those who have a keen interest in Solid Mechanics and Computational Solid Mechanics, and possess a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Knowledge and expertise in Abaqus and ANSYS FEA software is highly desirable. Candidates with significant relevant experience may be considered for a Senior Lecturer appointment.
The successful candidate will teach courses spanning all levels of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate curriculum and participate in the development of a new design curriculum within Mechanical Engineering. Lecturers are encouraged to develop new upper-level technical elective(s) in their area of interest. The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and UVM prioritize pedagogical development at both the college and university levels. Courses are offered by external experts and UVM’s Center for Teaching and Learning. An established IT support system supplies a robust response to queries and provides on-line references & training. The candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate students and Capstone Design teams, as well as advise graduate students should the successful candidate participate in research.
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and throughout the UVM community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Reflecting our innovative and collaborative spirit, our faculty actively collaborate in their teaching and research with faculty in other UVM Colleges and Schools, plus the UVM Medical Center shares our campus. UVM is home to the Vermont Advanced Computing Center, which provides large-scale advanced computing infrastructure. The Department of Mechanical Engineering houses the recently established Ski Safety Mechanics Lab. The successful candidate will be joining UVM following a period of unprecedented growth that has led to the successful completion of world-class STEM facilities, and the development of ABET-accredited BS degree, and MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering.
The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington, a city of 43,000 in a metropolitan area of 214,000, is often rated as one of the best small cities in America. Widely known for its music and food scene as well as its outdoor and adventure lifestyle (Outside Magazine and National Geographic), Burlington has also been hailed as a top technology hub (Forbes) and a city of the future (Business Insider). Furthermore, Burlington’s vibrant entrepreneurial and high-technology ecosystem has been recognized by the National Science Foundation’s US Ignite program, the national TechHire City network, and the Kauffman Foundation. While located in the idyllic rural state of Vermont, our frontier paradise is only a two-hour drive to Montreal and a four-hour drive to Boston. In addition, Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to numerous North American destinations.
UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the UVM community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.
UVM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
Applications must be submitted online at (position 00023129). Applicants should provide 1) a cover letter that highlights their relevant experience, 2) a 1- page statement describing their teaching philosophy, 3) a statement on how the candidate would further the diversity of the unit, 4) a current CV, and 5) the names and contact information for three references (these must be entered into the application system by candidates and requests for references will be managed by the application system). Applications without each of these components will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by January 10, 2023. A background check will be conducted on each final candidate and salary will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. For further information, please contact Dr. Rachael Floreani, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at