Part-Time Unit 18 Faculty Positions - UCI-DUT Joint Program

Commensurate with experience


Salary range: Commensurate with experience. See Table [] for
the salary range for this position.


Open date: November 20, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for part-time Unit 18 faculty positions in 2023-2024, with the possibility of renewal. The position is administered by UCI and the teaching will take place at the Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in Dalian, China with the UCI-DUT Joint Program. The UCI-DUT Joint Program in Mechanical Engineering is established by UCI and DUT, with students instructed by faculty from both universities. All teaching and assessment of the Core Curriculum will be carried out in English and with the American style of teaching and assessment, which encourages students to build independent learning skills. More information about the joint program can be found at:

Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is a comprehensive public institute, renowned as one of the top universities in China. DUT has three campuses with 81 well-developed disciplines across 27 schools, providing rich resources for about 4,500 faculty and staff, and 50,000 students. DUT is also a leading university with expertise in numerous technology and engineering fields. DUT resides in Dalian, a beautiful modern coastal city in the Liaoning Province, located in the northeastern region of China. The city is about 1.5-hour from Beijing, China, and 1.5-hour from Seoul, South Korea, traveling by air.  Temporary relocation to Dalian will be necessary during the time of instruction; travel expenses are included.

The Unit 18 Faculty needs to teach one or more undergraduate courses during the 2023-2024 academic year, including:

  • ENGRMAE 60 Electric Circuits (Spring 2024) 
  • ENGRMAE 91 Introduction to Thermodynamics (Spring 2024) 
  • ENGRMAE 120 Heat and Mass Transfer (Spring 2024) 
  • ENGRMAE 115 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics (Fall 2025) 
  • ENGRMAE 130A Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (Fall 2025)

If selected, appointment will be annual corresponding to the term and the number of courses assigned, with the possibility of subsequent 2‐year appointment renewals, based on

performance. Salary is commensurate with experience and also based on the number of courses assigned.  See Non‐Senate Instructional (NSI) Unit 18NON‐SENATE INSTRUCTIONAL (NSI) UNIT 18.  Benefits available to appointees who meet eligibility requirements (for more info go to:

The service period is according to the DUT academic calendar (Fall: Beginning of September to Mid-November; Winter: End of February to Mid-May; Spring: Early May to End of July).  Depending on the circumstances, options may be available for quarter-by-quarter appointment. 


Ph.D. in Engineering received prior to the start of the position or a M.S. in Engineering with equivalent experience (for the lower division courses).
Experiences in teaching a similar course is highly desirable
Excellent technical communication skills 

Open date: Now

Application Deadline: March 30, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Service period: May 2024 through July 2024; September 2024 through November 2024

Salary: Commensurate with experience 


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Temporary relocation to China is required during the time of instruction. Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is a public university located in Dalian, Liaoning province, China. Students at the Joint Program will be instructed by both DUT and UCI faculty in Mechanical Engineering. Dalian is a modern port city on the Liaodong Peninsula, at the southern tip of China’s Liaoning Province.

Travel costs will be funded by the UCI-DUT Joint Program. 


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