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Adjunct Faculty, Integrated Engineering

Apply now Posting #: 4902
Position Status: Faculty, Part-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Faculty, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Position Title & Department:

 Adjunct Faculty, Integrated Engineering
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Department Description:

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE) is ranked by U.S. News in the top 15 of non-doctoral engineering schools. The mission of the school is to provide graduates with the perspective, social awareness and leadership skills necessary for becoming change making engineers.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Contemporary Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Integrated Engineering (IntE) Department at the University of San Diego is looking to hire one adjunct instructor in the Fall 2024 semester to teach a water remediation course.

Our Water Treatment and Remediation course (GENG384) serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of the physical and chemical processes required for the treatment of water and wastewater. This course focuses on methods pertinent to the various unit processes required to purify ground and surface water and to remove unwanted contaminants from wastewater. Throughout this course, students will use critical thinking skills to analyze water quality issues and water sustainability, particularly at the local and global level. Course meeting time is dependent on instructor’s availability. The course can either meet 3x/week (MWF for 55 minutes/session) or 2x/week (MW or TTh for 80 minutes/session).

This course is to be taught fully in person with no remote option for either students or instructor. The first day of class is Wednesday, September 4, and the last day is Friday, December 13, with final exams scheduled from December 16-20.

Instructor responsibilities include: lecture preparation (we have some course materials to share), conducting lecture, grading student work, and holding 1.5 hours of office hours each week.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.  For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:


  • Master’s degree or higher in civil engineering or a related field.
  • One or more years of experience in water treatment, remediation, or sustainability.
  • A strong interest in teaching undergraduate-level courses.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred.
Posting Salary:

$2165-2265 per unit

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:
Click the 'Apply Now' button to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  You are also strongly recommended to upload a cover letter to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.   
Contact: Dr. Susan Lord, slord@sandiego.edu
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Additional Details:

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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