Biomechanics Adjunct Instructor

University of San Diego
December 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$2,092
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Biomechanics Adjunct Instructor

Apply now Posting #: 4626 Position Status: Faculty, Part-time temporary Location: San Diego Position Type: Faculty, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Position Title & Department:

Biomechanics Adjunct Instructor

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University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman 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 2023 semester to teach an introductory biomechanics course.

Our Biomechanics course (GENG431) serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics. It includes the application of mechanical engineering principles to understand how humans and tissues function, are damaged, and can be repaired by the body and external treatments. Research and methods in biomechanics are considered throughout the semester. 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, August 30, and the last day is Monday, December 11, with final exams scheduled from December 13-19.

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

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 biomedical engineering or a related field.
  • One or more years of experience in biomechanics.
  • A strong interest in teaching undergraduate-level courses.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred.

    Posting Salary:

    $2,092.50 - $2,185 / unit taught

    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:

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    Contact: Dr. Susan Lord ([email protected])

    If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

    Additional Details:

    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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    Advertised: June 29, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open until filled

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