Job Description

Mechanical Engineering - Temp Parttime Faculty

Posting Numberreq11101
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeAdjunct
Hiring DepartmentMechanical Engineering (023A)
Academic LocationSchool of Engineering
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleAdjunct faculty may be eligible to receive certain UNM benefits in some cases. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering anticipates hiring Adjunct (Temporary, Part time) Faculty to teach and/or develop program courses in Mechanical Engineering for the the Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Anticipated openings, potentially include the following subjects: Dynamics, Vibrations, Heat Transfer, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Materials Science, Fluid Mechanics, and Machine Component Design.

Mechanical Engineering is seeking qualified temporary part time faculty members to teach in the various disciplines as specified above. Instructors are responsible for all aspects of courses taught to include; meeting with class during assigned times, content delivery, assignment development, grading assignments, reporting of grades, and assessment of student learning as outlined by the Department Chair.

Positions are contingent upon need each semester as determined by student enrollment levels, current course offering matrix, and demand driven by graduation requirements. Positions may be filled or eliminated each semester up to deadline for students to drop or add courses. Candidates who are selected for these positions will report to Department Chair, Dr. Yu-Lin Shen.


Adjunct Faculty in Mechanical Engineering are currently compensated $5000 per 3 credit hour course.

Best Consideration Dates

For best consideration please apply by these dates:

December 1, 2019 for Spring Semester 2020

April 1, 2020 for Summer Semester 2020

July 1, 2020 for Fall Semester 2020


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas listed in the position summary
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
  • Online teaching experience
Application InstructionsFor best consideration, a complete applications will be submitted and consists of 1) a letter of interest/personal statement; 2) a comprehensive CV; 3) the names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of at least three professional references. The references will only be contacted for applicants who advance to become semi-finalists. All inquiries can be sent to: Prof. Yu-Lin Shen ( Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationThis posting will remain active until 12/1/2019. Anyone who applies for a position under this posting will automatically be considered for openings in subsequent semesters unless they indicate in their cover letter that they are not interested in teaching in specific semesters.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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