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Details - 2024-25 Lecturer Pool Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

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2024-25 Lecturer Pool Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

Apply now Job no: 538134
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time, Faculty - Engineering

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Academic Year Lecturer

College: Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

Department/School: Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing


Lecturer A/2 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,007 – $6,359 per month
Lecturer B/3 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,925 – $12,594 per month 
Lecturer C/4 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $6,500 – $13,831 per month
Lecturer D/5 Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $8,184 – $14,487 per month

Anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. See the Faculty Salaries At-a-Glance guide for more information. 

Priority Review Date: 05/01/2024; complete applications received after that date may be considered as needs arise.

Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing in College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management is collecting application materials for a pool of lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2024-25 academic year. Successful candidates will be able to teach a range of courses in mechanical engineering, mechatronic engineering, or advanced manufacturing. The department’s three programs share several courses and faculty members regularly teach across the disciplines. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Appointments from the lecturer pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for a lecturer appointment is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, manufacturing, or a related field. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, proficiency in spoken and written English, and expertise in at least one of the three department disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include prior teaching experience, advanced or terminal degrees in related disciplines, and industrial experience in mechanical or mechatronic engineering or advanced manufacturing. Consideration will be given for professional credentials such as a professional engineer’s license and/or manufacturing specific certifications such as CMfgE or CMfgT. Bilingual candidates will be given preference.


The primary responsibility of part time lecturers is teaching at the undergraduate level. Position duties may also include supervision of laboratories, student advising, capstone project advising, and program outreach. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, a list of courses you believe you are qualified to teach and for which you wish to be considered, a copy of unofficial transcripts for your highest earned degree, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. For information about specific courses offered, please refer to the University Catalog.

The Department:

The Department of MMEM offers two accredited engineering B.S. degrees: Mechanical Engineering (367 current majors) and Mechatronic Engineering (156 current majors) and a B.S. degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics (22 current majors). The Department also offers a minor in Advanced Manufacturing (24 current minors). MMEM is one of seven departments in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management.

The department prides itself in maintaining rigorous curricula, delivering programs that are practice-oriented with a strong design focus, and having accessible faculty who provide a high degree of personal attention to all students. A major strength of the department is the Capstone Design Program sponsored by industry partners that provides hands-on design projects for cross-disciplinary teams of mechanical and mechatronic engineering and advanced manufacturing students to design, build, and test real-world solutions. The department has several active student clubs and organizations that include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Mechatronic Engineers (AIME), Materials Research Society (MRS), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and the Alternative Energy Club. The College and Department typically support several major extracurricular student projects such as the Baja SAE competition, the Formula SAE competition, the SMUD Solar Regatta, and National Association of Rocketry High-Powered competition. Chico State has a tradition of performing well in these competitions.

Refer to and for more information about the Department of MMEM and College of ECC, respectively.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Nathan Anderson, Search Committee Chair
400 W. First St.
Chico, CA 95929–0789

Benefits Information: 

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit

Additional Information: 

All work must be performed within the State of California. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment. 

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959. 

All positions are contingent on funding. 

About Chico State: 

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.  

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today. 

Chico State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S. 

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