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Lecturer in Engineering Sciences

Harvard SEAS

Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138
Job Status:
Full Time
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering - Training
  • Mechanical Engineering - University, Academic and Education
  • Mechanical Engineering - Design
Harvard SEAS
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The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Engineering Sciences for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. Depending on curricular need, the position may be renewable for up to three years.

We invite applications from individuals with broad experience and expertise in mechanical design.

Typical Responsibilities:


  • Teach or co-teach the introductory mechanical engineering undergraduate course, Engineering Sciences 51: Computer-Aided Machine Design, each semester
  • Serve as a section leader for the senior undergraduate engineering capstone design course, Engineering Sciences 100hf: Engineering Design Projects, each semester
  • 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

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Candidates should have proven design experience in mechanical engineering, such as CAD/CAM, machine design, materials, 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.

Required documents include a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7522). We encourage candiadates to apply by May 1, 2017, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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