Rochester Institute of Technology — Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
KGCOE Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date:

Detailed Job Description
The Mechanical Engineering Department at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for an open Lecturer position who have a strong commitment to engineering education, student mentoring, and who are focused on the success of students both inside and outside of the classroom. This is a teaching position, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop various mechanical engineering courses and laboratories in accordance with their area of expertise. Applicants should have the ability to support core lecture and laboratory courses as well as upper-level elective and graduate courses such as: Programming for Engineers, Materials Science, Statics, Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, System Dynamics, Classical Control Systems, Engineering Analysis, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Measurements Laboratory and Engineering Applications Laboratory. Additionally, lecturers assist student design teams, advise students, participate on departmental committees, and engage in continuous personal professional development.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Further information is available at the following links:

Department/College Description
Mechanical Engineering is one of six departments in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE). Other programs include Electrical, Computer, Biomedical, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering. The college houses PhD programs including Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and Microsystems Engineering. There are over 100 faculty in the college with expertise in 3D printing, robotics, manufacturing, materials, nano-bio sensors, machine learning, tissue engineering, and aerosol and particle physics, as well as engineering education, gender in STEM, and engineering design. The KGCOE is the nation’s premier career-oriented college of engineering, with one of the oldest and largest mandatory cooperative education programs in the world, and with over 3,000 undergraduate and over 600 graduate students.

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department is the largest academic department in KGCOE, with over 1000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. ME offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with undergraduate options in Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and Bioengineering. Outside the classroom, students can participate in many different engineering clubs, and faculty frequently serve as advisors to these. A partial list of club teams is available at At the graduate level, ME offers a PhD degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering with multiple focus areas, a Master of Engineering, and an Advanced Certificate in Vibrations Engineering.

Instructional faculty are supported by many core facilities and efforts across campus including a fully-staffed machine shop providing machining, fabrication, design, and manufacturing services, the AMPrint Center for Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing, a NY State Center for Advanced Technology, and the Semiconductor and Microfabrication Laboratory with cleanroom facilities. In addition, instructional faculty can participate in, and be supported by, programs offered by the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at RIT, the KEEN partnership, the Construct student center for rapid prototyping, the Multidisciplinary Senior Design Program, and others.
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Required Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or terminal degree in a closely related field
  • Strong commitment to working with students and teaching excellence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude for instruction and development of instructional materials
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 6297BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume (suggested 1-5 pages), and upload the following attachments:

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (suggested 1-2 pages)
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution (suggested 1-2 pages)

References will be required later of those who advance to the interview phase.

The direct link to this posting can be found here:
Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.