Teaching Fellow Program

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Fellow 

Application for the Fall 2024 semester is due on May 31st (Fri) 5pm 

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Job Description

An undergraduate teaching fellow (TF) position is available for assisting with 100, 200 and some 300 level ENES and ENME courses at UMBC. The teaching fellow program is dedicated to excellent teaching of fundamental ENME courses, which are required by all freshman, sophomore, and junior students in the department of Mechanical Engineering. The goal is to improve student retention and graduation rates by ensuring that students receive the best learning experiences during their early, formative stages. This position specifically refers to the courses: ENES 101 – Introduction to Engineering Design, ENME 110 – Statics, ENME204 – Intro to Mechanical Engineering Design w/ CAD, ENME217 – Thermodynamics, ENME 220 – Mechanics of Materials, or ENME 221 – Dynamics, ENME 301 Materials, ENME 303 – Computational Methods for Engineers, and ENME 320 Fluid Dynamics.


Responsibilities for the TF include, but are not limited to:

  • Grading homework/quizzes/exams as needed;
  • Holding weekly office hours;
  • Remaining current on content being taught each week (attending class as necessary);
  • Assisting the instructor in-class;
  • Conducting demonstrations for undergraduate Engineering classes.


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Junior or Senior standing in mechanical engineering – NOT BASED ON CREDITS;
  • An overall GPA > 3.00 (> 3.25 preferred);
  • Successfully completed ENES 101, ENME 110, ENME 220, ENME 221 and/or ENME 217, ENME 301, ENME 303, ENME 320, ENME 321 with at least a B grade;
  • Well organized, competent in basic written/verbal communication skills, and thrives in a highly dynamic & energetic school setting.


  • The TF is expected to work up to 10 hours/week for the entire academic semester (15 weeks).
  • Salary Depends on Experience:
    • First semester – $15/hour;
    • Returning TF – $16/hour;