Adjunct Instructor - Powertrain Electrification

Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 11, 2024
May 11, 2024
Position Type
Educator / Faculty
Part Time
Organization Type

Job TitleAdjunct Instructor - Powertrain Electrification

Department: Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison (remote)

Position Start Date: Summer 2024


About Us: At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we’re at the forefront of automotive and vehicle technology. Our online engineering graduate program in Powertrain Electrification is shaping the future of engineering education. Join our dynamic team to inspire the next generation of engineers!


Role Overview: As an Adjunct Instructor, you’ll play a vital role in updating two courses for the fall semester and then teaching those courses. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with us to develop and teach new courses. Your contributions will directly impact our students’ learning experience.


This role is 100% remote and flexible.  You can define the course meeting times; most of our students prefer evening course meeting times because they are practicing engineers working full time.




  1. Teaching Excellence: Deliver engaging and informative education to graduate students. Foster critical thinking and practical application of advanced topics. Identified courses include Electrified Powertrain Systems and Batteries for Electrified Vehicles.
  2. Curriculum Development: Refine course content to align with industry trends and best practices in electrified powertrain systems and battery technologies.
  3. Industry Engagement: Establish partnerships with automotive, off-highway vehicle, aerospace, and associated sub-system companies. Understand their needs and enhance our program accordingly.
  4. Program Expansion: Shape future course curriculum based on industry demands, including specialized credentials in subcomponents like battery technology.

This position offers annual renewal based on program and student needs. Join us in driving innovation and education in powertrain electrification! 🚗⚡️


Send your resume and cover letter to by May 1, 2024 to apply.




  • Education:
  • An undergraduate degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field such as chemical engineering or systems engineering.
  • A related engineering master’s degree.
  • A PhD is preferred but not required.
  • About You:
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Deep understanding of powertrain electrification, including generators, motors, inverters, and battery technologies.
  • Teaching Experience: Ability to convey complex concepts in an accessible manner.
  • Industry Connections: Well-connected within the automotive and electrification industry, with a network of professionals, researchers, and thought leaders.
  • Passion for Education: Belief in the transformative power of education and commitment to empowering engineers to excel in their careers.
  • Ready to inspire the next generation of powertrain specialists? Apply now and let’s accelerate the electrified future together! ⚡️🔌


    Overview of expected work and compensation:


    Summer 2024: Update the existing curriculum currently used in these courses to your teaching style and to improve the students’ learning outcomes: Electrified Powertrain Systems Batteries for Electrified Vehicles Minimum $10K Fall 2024: Teach EPD 620 Electrified Powertrain Systems (2 credits) Teach EPD 621 Batteries for Electrified Vehicles (2 credits) Minimum $20K Spring 2025: Develop future course(s) – in the future, these developed courses can be taught in the summer or spring semesters. If interested, you may be able to teach in-person or remote short course sessions in your knowledge area. (compensation varies dependent on load) Even if you do not fulfill all these requirements, please consider applying with a focus on your knowledge area, as we can split this role into two roles if necessary!