Faculty Lecturer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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This faculty lecture position is expected to teach thermal-fluid and engineering design courses, integrating experiential learning techniques and real-world applications into the classroom. The candidate should have demonstrated teaching excellence in thermal-fluid science and engineering, with a solid ability to establish an inclusive classroom environment and effectively manage student participation and group interactions.

Position Description:
The position is a full-time, campus-based Faculty Lecturer position from candidates who have a background in thermal-fluid science and engineering.
Job Duties:

Representative responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Teach up to the equivalent of 18 credits per academic year with the highest academic standards. An academic year includes fall, winter and summer semesters. Actual course load will depend on the scope of academic, administrative responsibilities/special projects as determined in consultation with the Department Chair;
  • Lead the necessary course content modification and improvement in close collaboration with faculty members and maintain academic rigor of the courses taught;
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students in best practices in teaching, course design and assessment for learners that foster equity, diversity and inclusion in and out of the classroom;
  • Serve on Departmental, School, Faculty, and University committees and workgroups as needed and available;
  • Liaise with appropriate professional associations and business organizations to draw real-world mechanical engineering projects in teaching to ensure that students’ learning outcomes are in alignment with industry and job market needs;
  • Contribute to the Faculty’s and University’s strategic goals and values, such as community and international engagement, creating an inclusive and diverse teaching and learning environment;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Candidates may hold a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, however, candidates with a research-based Master's degree in mechanical engineering and equivalent professional experience will also be considered;
  • Must have an engineering license for practice (full) or teaching (limited) in Canada.


Faculty of Engineering / Department of Mechanical Engineering
Job Type:
Contract Academic Staff
Faculty Lecturer
Length of Appointment:
enter length of appointment here
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting Period:
Applications received by December 4, 2023, will be given full consideration. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to Prof. Rosaire Mongrain, Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Engineering will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
Required Documents:

The complete application package required includes:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page maximum);
  • A teaching dossier including course syllabi and student evaluations, if available (5-page maximum);
  • An equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement (1-page maximum)
  • The names and contact information of three references. The references should be able to address the candidate's pedagogical strength and subject competency in thermal-fluid science and engineering.

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures . Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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