Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering invites applications for a full-time, untenured position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.  To be considered for a Senior Lecturer position, candidates must have a minimum of 5 years full time teaching experience as the lead instructor for courses in a University or College engineering or physical science department.  We are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual who will contribute to the educational mission of the department. The Lecturer will develop and teach courses in Materials Science and Engineering that will be targeted to undergraduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 400, the largest of any materials department in the country. The Department is in the midst of an extensive revision of the senior year curriculum that will further advance our already strong emphasis on laboratory instruction and hands-on learning. Successful applicants will be expected to be involved in undergraduate and masters research programs, capstone design projects and student advising.  

The position requires a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a relevant engineering/scientific field.  Prior experience with teaching at the college or university level is preferred. 

The position is a full-time, 9 month academic year (9-month service basis paid over 12 months) appointment.  Salary is competitive and based on experience.  The desired starting date is August 16, 2016.  The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for renewal on an annual basis thereafter based on funding and performance reviews.  The University of Illinois has a codified promotion system for non-tenure track teaching faculty as described at

The closing date is January 29, 2016.  Interviews may be conducted before the closing date but no decision will be made until after the closing date. 

To apply, please create a candidate profile at and upload a Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information for three professional references and a letter of interest which includes teaching interests and evidence of innovative teaching in a university setting. 

For further information about the application process, please contact the department by e-mail at or by telephone at (217) 333-1440.

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