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Adjunct Professor Engineering Department
University of San Francisco


Job Title:
Adjunct Professor – Engineering Department

Job Summary:
The University of San Francisco (USF) Engineering Department is looking for an instructor for an introductory course in systems modeling through differential equations and numerical methods for the Spring 2024 semester.

Full Job Description:

The engineering program at USF is a student-focused, hands-on program immersed in a Jesuit liberal arts education. This course is an introductory course in systems modeling through differential equations and numerical methods. The objective of the course is to teach students the mathematics of dynamic systems that follow first and second order differential equations, and through that, study a variety of different systems, natural and engineered, from the common lens of systems science. Throughout the course, students gain experience in mathematical modeling of systems of varying complexities, and use mathematics and programming skills to predict the behavior of these systems. The course combines theoretical work, programming and use of software, and conceptual big-picture thinking about how systems work and how we can improve them.

The main course is 4 units plus a 2 unit computational component or lab. The course (including the computational component) meets three times per week for ~2 hours each. In addition, the instructor will hold office hours. The instructor will be provided with a syllabus, textbook and materials from the previous times the course was taught. Please reach out with any questions to Lauren Sassoubre,

The academic calendar, including dates for our teaching semesters, are here: Part time faculty at USF are unionized and benefits are listed on the USF Part Time Faculty Association’s website here:

Preferred qualifications:

A Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Environmental Science or a related field.
Experience teaching undergraduates. Commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco (
Willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment, including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students, local or international, amongst many other denominations and backgrounds.

Submission instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until any open positions are filled.

All applicants should email the following information to

Curriculum Vitae (PDF) that includes three references who USF may contact.
Cover letter (PDF) explaining your interest in teaching the course and working at USF
Official teaching evaluations from prior courses.

Part time

Pay Rate:

Salary Range :

To apply, visit—Engineering-Department_R0008635.

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit



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