What is Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering?

Aerospace and mechanical engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-electronic (mechoptronic) systems, ranging in scale from the International Space Station to microscale electric generators and pumping systems.

A broad range of engineering science research is critical to developing novel, complex mechoptronic systems. As a consequence, aerospace and mechanical engineers conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing their usual disciplinary boundaries, they also synthesize research from many other disciplines.

AME Lecturer Position Open

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks candidates for a teaching position (Lecturer) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible faculty position on the non-tenure track.

Competitive candidates will have the training and experience necessary to teach effectively in a highly-ranked aerospace and mechanical department that advances undergraduate students through an accredited BS degree program and graduate students in MS and PhD programs.

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