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Santa Clara University
  • Position Number: 5145680
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (AY 2024-2025)

Position Title:
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (AY 2024-2025)

Position Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

$88,650- $100,653 based on the number of courses taught and years of teaching experience; benefits eligible.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer position (one-year, non-tenure track). Specific teaching assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individuals and programmatic needs. The successful candidate will teach nine courses over the academic year (three quarters). Each quarter is 10 weeks long with an 11th week for final examinations. Partial appointment as low as five courses is also possible. This position starts on September 3, 2024. This position is for in-person instruction.

Basic Qualifications

Earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence and commitment in teaching engineering students, with good communication skills. Potential areas of teaching include traditional Mechanical Engineering subjects such as Dynamics, Vibrations, Control Systems, Thermal Science, Measurement Sciences (Instrumentation), Aerospace, Manufacturing, and Design, as well as emerging topics.

Availability to teach at the following times:
Fall quarter runs 9/23/24 - 12/13/24, including exams.
Winter quarter runs 1/6/25 - 3/21/25, including exams.
Spring quarter runs 3/31/25 - 6/12/25, including exams.


A. Teaching undergraduate courses, undergraduate laboratories, and graduate courses.

1. Preparing for and conducting all assigned class meetings, including associated laboratory sessions;

2. Assigning and evaluating student work appropriately;

3. Being available to students for consultation outside of class via regular office hours and emails;

4. Submitting electronic copies of each syllabus, including approved expected learning outcomes, and examinations to the Mechanical Engineering Department;

5. Assigning student grades appropriately and submitting them to the Office of Student Records by the designated deadline;

6. Complying with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook; and

7. Conduct course assessments as required by the department.

B. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as assigned by the Department or the School of Engineering. Duties may include:

1. attending department and school meetings;

2. supporting assessment activities; and

3. developing equipment and experiments.

Faculty Handbook section "Specific Functions Related to Service" defines service as "fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University."

Service may more specifically include attending department meetings, serving on committees, advising student organizations and honor societies, taking part in student recruitment/orientation efforts, and contributing to the accreditation or program assessment.

COVID-19 Statement

The health and safety of the University community is a top priority. The University strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as the vaccination and boosters are safe, effective tools that significantly minimize the chances of serious illness and hospitalization. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.


Santa Clara University is registered to do business in the following states: California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Illinois. Employees approved to telecommute are required to perform their work within one of these states.

Work Authorization:

SCU does not sponsor any applicants for work visas for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Information about Title IX can be found at Information about Section 504 and the ADA Coordinator can be found at, (408) 554-4109, Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at

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