Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD

Job posting number: #7111241

Posted: September 20, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023 semester, Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions in dynamic systems, controls, or mechanics. These are part-time, temporary, non-benefited positions and may continue semester-by-semester, dependent upon performance, department need, funding, and student enrollment. An earned MS in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required; a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is preferred. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. The ideal candidates will have prior teaching experience at the university or college level and engineering experience in industry or government. Expectations will include teaching undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering such as statics, dynamics, dynamic systems, mechatronics, solid mechanics, or controls. The anticipated start date is August 2022 for the fall semester and January 2023 for the spring semester. The successful applicants are not required to be physically located at the school. This position can be filled remotely with the courses being taught 100% online and asynchronous or on our campus with the courses being taught in either a hybrid or fully in-person delivery mode.
The Mechanical Engineering Department takes pride in its excellent educational program. Engineering fundamentals and design are emphasized throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Supported by the Center of Excellence for Advanced Multidisciplinary Projects (CAMP), students compete in several ASME and SAE sponsored national/international competitions. The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and currently is home to about 600 undergraduate and 35 graduate students. For more information regarding the Mechanical Engineering Department visit
Established in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines is located in Rapid City, SD, and delivers a best-in-class education at an affordable price, with a supportive and collaborative campus community that prepares graduates to become in-demand leaders in today’s fastest-growing industries.
Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24 and our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. College students who are serious about their future, passionate about STEM, and eager to solve society’s most pressing problems excel at Mines. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering. South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,400 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment by College Factual. The placement rate for recent Mines graduates is 97 percent in their field of study.
Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 77,503 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the university. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit:
South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

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