SeattleU ME Instructor Position Open


The Mechanical Engineering Department at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, renewable, multi-year, non-tenure-track Instructor position to begin September 2021.  Candidates with expertise in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, building energy systems, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to effective teaching and mentoring and will demonstrate a genuine commitment to the mission of Seattle University. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring capstone design teams, and departmental service.  

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers two degrees: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The department has strong relationships with many local companies, including the leading companies headquartered nearby.  For more information visit:

Minimum Qualifications: An M.S. in mechanical engineering or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or closely related discipline, teaching experience with evidence of teaching effectiveness, capability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and experience in teaching in a variety of modalities.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Submit applications through including a cover letter summarizing qualifications and potential contributions to Seattle University; curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and name and contact information for three references. Application review will begin July 12, 2021 with the search remaining open until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Teodora Shuman,

Dr. Teodora Rutar Shuman | Professor and Chair
901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Office: (206) 296-5535

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