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Harvard University Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design

School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Department/Area Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Position Description

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

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates 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.

Special Instructions

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 April 15, 2021 but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Nick Grall

Academic Area Coordinator

Harvard SEAS

29 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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