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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer-Electrical and Computer Engineering (Pool)


Position Title:

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer-Electrical and Computer Engineering (Pool)


Position Type:



Salary Range:


$9460 per Course Equivalent (CE)




The School of Engineering seeks a dynamic quarterly adjunct lecturer (QAL) for the 2023-2024 academic year to teach undergraduate level ECEN courses and labs. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, a solid commitment to innovative teaching methods, and the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the University. Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary engineering is desired as well as a dedication to the well-being and advancement of students, colleagues, the School, and the discipline of electrical engineering. They will be expected to be able to teach in our undergraduate programs.


Santa Clara University operates on a quarter system. Each quarter (fall, winter, and spring) is 10 weeks long, with an extra week for final examinations. Undergraduate classes are typically offered either three times a week Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 1 hour 5 minutes per session or two times a week Tuesday/Thursday for 1 hour 40 minutes and are typically four units. We also offer 1 unit courses and labs which are typically only taught once per week, courses for 1 hour 5 minutes, and labs for 2 hours 45 mins.


QALs are allowed to teach up to 4 course equivalencies (CEs) per academic year with no more than 2 CEs in any particular quarter.


Additionally, QALs are allowed to teach an additional 2 CEs during the summer terms.


Generally, course equivalencies are:




4 unit lecture = 1 CE


1 unit lab = 0.5 CE


1 unit lab with a teaching assistant = 0.25 CE


Basic Qualifications:


Earned graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in the electrical engineering field. At a minimum, candidates should hold a Master’s degree with equivalent experience.


Preferred Qualifications:


Demonstrated excellence in teaching electrical engineering concepts at the undergraduate level.




Teach one or more undergraduate Electrical Engineering courses and participate in all related activities, including:


1. Prepare and conduct all assigned class meetings


2. Assign and evaluate/grade student work appropriately


3. Be available to students for consultation outside of class


4. Assign student grades appropriately and submit them on time to the Office of Student Records


5. Conduct course assessments as required by the department


6. Complete and submit time cards every two weeks


7. Comply with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook


Special Instructions to Applicants:


All QAL faculty must apply via Workday once each academic year to be hired as a QAL faculty. Your letter of application must include letter of interest, the specific courses you are interested in teaching that match your expertise, and contact information for three references.


Additional Information


Hiring is made on a quarterly basis. The first class dates for the 2023-2024 academic year are:


Fall 2023 – Monday September 18, 2023


Winter 2024 – Monday, January 8, 2024


Spring 2024 – Monday, April 2, 2024


Summer 2024 – Monday, June 20, 2024


COVID-19 Statement


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Work Authorization:


Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.


EEO Statement


​Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination


Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).


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Americans with Disabilities Act


Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at


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