The College of Engineering is located at Temple University’s main campus, in the thriving city of Philadelphia – a city at the forefront of science and technology. Philadelphia is home to historic events, such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence, music and sporting venues, restaurants, theaters, and clubs. Our teaching, research and learning environment celebrates ethnic and gender diversity, respects experience, and encourages problem solving and innovation.

This makes Temple University’s College of Engineering a great place to start your career. Additionally, Temple University’s Health Sciences Center is home to the College of Public Health, the Kornberg School of Dentistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy, and offers a dynamic, collaborative environment for both students and professionals. The School of Podiatric Medicine, located in Center City, also has teaching, research, and healthcare facilities at the Health Sciences Center.

Temple University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and specifically invites and encourages applications from women and minorities. Information about Temple University is available at

Current Openings:

Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University has an opening for a non-tenure track faculty position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024.  Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or in a closely related field. Practical experience in industry or non-academic research institutions will be viewed favorably. Applicants with a background in teaching statics, dynamics, mechanical design, and mechanical labs are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, supervising capstone (senior design) projects, pedagogical innovation and scholarship, curriculum development, and program coordination. 

This is a non-tenure-track, renewable open-rank position with excellent benefits and the possibility of a long-term contract based on performance. Senior appointments at the Associate and Full Professor of Instruction rank will be considered for applicants with a strong record of teaching and curriculum development, as well as demonstrated pedagogical scholarship. Temple has an active network of non-tenure track faculty dedicated to effective teaching, supported by excellent resources including the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. 

Temple University is a Carnegie-classified doctoral university at the highest tier of research activity. The mechanical engineering department has 14 full-time faculty members, and approximately 320 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET as well as several graduate degrees.

Applicants should send a single pdf file that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief description of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references, to The subject line should state the position title and expertise. All applications submitted by June 15, 2024, will receive full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.  Applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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