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University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 4822573
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical

Tenure-track Positions in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) 2023-2024

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 15, 2023

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics within the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks outstanding applicants for tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants at all levels will be considered.

The Department seeks applicants who wish to build careers in all areas of mechanical engineering, and who demonstrate exceptional promise for future research achievements, a dedication to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and a strong commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion. We are especially interested in candidates with a diversity of experiences and perspectives. An applicant's future research should be rooted in mechanical engineering and coupled with at least one of the Department's core disciplinary strengths in mechanics of materials and structures, fluid mechanics and thermal sciences, and robotics and mechanical systems.

The Department maintains close collaborations with all other engineering departments and other Schools at Penn including the School of Arts and Sciences, the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School of Business, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Our faculty engage with leading centers at Penn, including the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, the Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS), the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), the NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag), the Center for Soft and Living Matter, and the Center for Precision Engineering for Health (CPE4H). The Department encourages candidates who can leverage and add to these relationships.

Penn Engineering strongly supports dual-career couples, and we welcome and encourage inquiries about dual career assistance (for academic and non-academic opportunities) at an early stage of the recruitment process.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in engineering or a related discipline.

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (limit of 2 pages), research statement (limit of 4 pages, with an abstract of up to 300 words), diversity statement, names and contact information of 3 references, and up to 3 representative publications. For full consideration, please apply by November 27, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately, so we encourage early submission.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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