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University of Michigan LEO Lecturer III in Ann Arbor, Michigan

LEO Lecturer III

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How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current CV, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement, teaching statement, and list of professional references to the University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering website: .

Application deadline is July 1, 2024.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor ( ), is seeking to fill a full-time lecturer position for a three-year appointment, with possible renewal, that will begin in the Winter 2025 semester.

Mission Statement

About the College of Engineering

Michigan Engineering seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of the College of Engineering.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit:

To learn more about the College of Engineering strategic vision visit:

Who We Are

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation's number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering:


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking a dynamic lecturer to coordinate and teach the Mechanical Engineering senior capstone design class (ME 450). Typical enrollment in ME450 is 110-130 students per semester. The Lecturer's main responsibilities include:

  • Student Education: Teach the design process, from front end design to verification and validation including topics such as: exploring stakeholder needs and current engineering knowledge, defining requirements and specifications, generating creative engineering concepts, analyzing engineering systems, and verifying and validating solutions to demonstrate student ideas are valuable to the project sponsors. Also teach design mindsets and skills pertaining to socially engaged design and life cycle project management.

- Team Supervision : Supervise 5-6 student teams, with 4-5 students per team, on their project activities. Conduct engaging and interactive oral and written design reviews throughout the term.

- Project Development: Collaborate with industry, community, entrepreneurial, and academic sponsors to create 40-60 challenging mechanical engineering design projects annually. Ensure the opportunity for a rich, one-semester design experience.

  • Instructional Coordination : Lead the instructional team (typically 4-6 faculty members in addition to several graduate student instructors, instructional aides, and supporting staff members) in developing the syllabus and delivering the learning content. Collaborate with machine shop and mechatronic instructors, in addition to managing instructional resources, lab spaces, and events.

  • Course Quality and Improvement : Maintain course quality and spearhead continuous improvement initiatives in partnership with a faculty coordination team. Organize annual retreats for faculty involved in ME 450.

The Lecturer will be appointed on a 9 month Academic Year appointment with additional pay through the summer to work on specific ME 450 improvement projects and to prepare for the next academic year.

More information about ME 450 can be found at:

More information about the Mechanical Engineering Department can be found at:

Required Qualifications*

Qualifications include either (a) an earned PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field or (b) a Masters degree with significant teaching in engineering and/or professional experience in engineering practice. In addition, all applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching as demonstrated by their resume and statement of teaching interests and philosophy.

Additional Information

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

LEO Lecturer III

Job Title

LEO Lecturer III

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

College Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Posting Begin/End Date

6/10/2024 - 6/30/2024

Career Interest

LEO - Lecturers

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