Visiting Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Visiting Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Angola, Indiana


The position of Visiting Professor requires an individual who can provide excellence in teaching, interested in both their students and their subjects.  The Visiting Professor should have a broad understanding of appropriate academic programs; be flexible, creative and energetic; and want students to excel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include instructing mechanical engineering courses (e.g. Aerodynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer), advising students regarding academic issues.  Additional duties and responsibilities include to:

  • Teach the standard faculty load of twelve (12) credit hours per semester or twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year.
  • Post and maintain a regular schedule of at least ten (10) office hours per week – one office hour shall be scheduled per week for each credit hour of instruction.
  • Provide instruction (teach class) for the length of time listed in the official schedule.
  • Prepare and grade a midterm and a final exam or project for each course.
  • Provide each student with a course syllabus.
  • Submit absentee and academic deficiency information to Academic Support Services via the Trine’s We Care early alert system.
  • Assist students experiencing academic difficulties.
  • A Visiting Professor will also be responsible and accountable for additional duties and assignments as prescribed by the respective department chair, school dean, and vice president for academic affairs.


The successful candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.


Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Outstanding Benefits:

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health - medical, dental, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life insurance - a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1 ½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement - after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.