Biomechanics Adjunct Instructor

University of San Diego

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. 

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