Job Openings

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for two full-time, renewable, multi-year, non-tenure-track Instructor positions to begin September 2018.  Candidates with experience in the fields of materials science, machine design, control systems, or machine learning are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience teaching hybrid or online classes are highly desirable. The successful candidates will have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and a genuine interest in contributing to the mission of Seattle University.

Responsibilities include teaching and service to college and university. 

The Mechanical Engineering Department is housed within the College of Science and Engineering.  The undergraduate mechanical engineering program is ABET accredited.  In fall 2018, the department will begin to deliver a new Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program.  Both programs align with the university’s mission of educating the whole person, professional formation, and empowering leaders for a just and humane world. 

Required: Ph.D. or M.S. in mechanical engineering or a related field.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at, including a cover letter that summarizes qualifications and potential contributions to Seattle University, Curriculum Vitae, a separate statement of candidate’s teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Letters may be solicited following submission of the application. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017.

Additional information about our department is available at: Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Teodora Rutar Shuman at