Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Position Description
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department seeks to recruit a pool of part-time Temporary Lecturer positions during Academic Years 2017-18 and 2018-19. The successful candidate is expected to teach one or more lecture and/or laboratory undergraduate courses.
A list of potential courses is listed below. Other courses may be available depending on instructional needs.

• Minimum professional degree requirement is a Master’s degree, but PhD is preferred, in Mechanical Engineering or in Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent degree.
• Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence, and a commitment to quality undergraduate education.
• A progressive record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

General Information
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, offers undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Science and Engineering. As well, the department offers the Master of Science (MS) and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The Davis campus, third oldest in the ten-campus University of California system, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The city of Davis is a progressive university town of about 64,000 located in the Sacramento Valley 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Sacramento, California’s capital.

Salary and Appointment Level
Commensurate with experience and course assignment. Actual salary is based on percentage of appointment: One four-unit course = 33% appointment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, identifying courses they are interested in teaching, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Optional recommended documents are reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations.

Submit applications using the UC Davis online recruiting system (RECRUIT) at the following link:

Applications will be reviewed for completeness; candidates will be informed if their applications are incomplete and given a reasonable amount of time to provide any missing materials. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 30, 2018. Positions are open until filled. The University of California Davis, and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

This position is covered by collective bargaining agreement. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Courses in Engineering (ENG), Mechanical Engineering (EME), and Aerospace Science and Engineering (EAE) which may be available in Academic Years 2017-18 and 2018-19 contingent on instructional needs:

ENG 102 Dynamics
ENG 103 Fluid Mechanics
ENG 105 Thermodynamics
EME 50 Manufacturing Processes
EME 106 Thermo-Fluid Dynamics
EME 108 Measurement Systems
EME 109 Experimental Methods for Thermal Fluids
EME 134 Vehicle Stability
EME 150A/B Mechanical Design
EME 154 Mechatronics
EME 165 Heat Transfer
EME 171 Analysis, Simulation and Design of Mechatronic Systems
EME 172 Automatic Control of Engineering Systems
EAE 127 Applied Aircraft Aerodynamics
EAE 140 Rocket Propulsion
EAE 142 Orbital Mechanics

For brief course descriptions, see the following links. for EME and EAE courses and for ENG courses.