Become an SAE Instructor
Turn your technical expertise, on-the-job experience and strong communications skills into a rewarding teaching opportunity.
SAE promotes the practice of engineers teaching engineers. Whether an active engineering professional, retired engineer, or an educator in a university engineering program, SAE Instructors offer subject matter expertise, industry experience, and on-the-job know-how.
Benefits of Being an SAE Instructor
- Alignment with the reputation, credibility, and global reach of the mobility industry's leading technical society
- Building your professional network
- Receiving recognition from your peers
- Eligibility for the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award and Master Instructor Registration Program
- Promotion of you, your course, and your company on the SAE International website
- Contributing to the development of the SAE Professional Development program, the industry's body of technical knowledge, and future generations of engineers
- Enjoy full logistical and operational support so you can concentrate on teaching
General Instructor Qualifications
- Ten years of experience in the engineering field or academia
- One year (or equivalent) experience teaching adults
- Ability to develop a course of high quality and value
- Ability to use a variety of training aids and instructional methods and to function in an applications-oriented, adult learning environment
- Willingness to accept guidance, feedback and coaching from an SAE program developer and adhere to established guidelines and requirements
- Ability to relate subject matter to participant work experience
- SAE Membership preferred, but not required
SAE Professional Development is currently accepting instructors and proposals in two of our training types - Classroom Seminars and live Web Seminars. Classroom Seminars are one to three-day short courses offered at SAE Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Michigan; at open enrollment sites in and outside of North America; and in-house at company locations. Web Seminars are courses delivered from your telephone and PC in a series of two-hour sessions over the web.
Choose one or both: