Mechanical Engineering Lecturer (Thermal and Fluid Systems or Solid Mechanics Focus)

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: College of Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering is seeking a mechanical engineering lecturer to join our team starting in Spring or Fall 2024. Lecturers play a critical part in educating our students and shaping the future of our mechanical engineering programs. 

Our new colleague will bring a solid foundation in mechanical engineering theory and practice, specializing in either solid mechanics or thermal and fluid systems. You will play a vital role in achieving our department’s mission through teaching courses that support our undergraduate curriculum. Your standard teaching load will be three courses per semester (3-3). Beyond the classroom, you will contribute to the department’s success and growth through mentoring students and participating in departmental, college, and/or university committees.

As our colleague, you incorporate best practices and innovative teaching methods to create dynamic and engaging classrooms. You enjoy exploring effective pedagogical techniques and have a commitment to delivering an exceptional educational experience for all students. 

Boise State is unable to provide visa sponsorship support for this position.

Department Overview:

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering within the College of Engineering at Boise State University, where innovation and impact drive our community of educators and learners. Our department is founded on a set of core values that define our culture and guide our actions: cooperative/collaborative, inclusive/respectful, professional/ethical, innovative, and impactful.

Our department offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the field of engineering. At the heart of our teaching philosophy is experiential learning, with hands-on design opportunities integrated throughout our curriculum. Our state-of-the-art fabrication facility, the Engineering Innovation Studio, provides students access to cutting-edge equipment and expert guidance for honing their skills. As dedicated educators and mentors, we inspire students to unlock their full potential while upholding a steadfast commitment to excellence in teaching. 

Joining us means becoming part of an enthusiastic team of faculty and staff that fosters a culture of innovation, publishes groundbreaking research, and nurtures a collaborative and inclusive environment. Together, we empower students to make a meaningful impact in the world of engineering.

About Boise State:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about faculty careers at Boise State and the City of Boise.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field

  • Thermal and Fluid Systems or Solid Mechanics focus

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience as a practicing mechanical engineer

  • Experience teaching undergraduate mechanical engineering courses

  • Demonstrated ability to apply evidence-based instructional practices in the classroom and evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching

  • Professional experience outside of academia is highly valued

Required application materials:

  • A cover letter detailing the following:

    1. your interest in the position and answer to the question, “Why Boise?”

    2. your experience or interest in becoming a university-level instructor

    3. your qualifications in the area of thermal and fluid systems or solid mechanics

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (3-page maximum, please state the topics and MBE courses you are qualified to teach)

  • Evidence of teaching performance, including a summary of teaching evaluations (if available)

Closing Date: 

The review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Gunes Uzer (

Salary and Benefits:

Salary ranges from $63,000 to $65,000 (9-month contract). 

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being.  Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. 

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