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MEAM Open Faculty Positions

THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS at the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA invites applications for a one-year-long full-time position at the rank of Lecturer to begin in August 2016. The position is renewable depending on future teaching needs, availability of funds, and performance. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, as well as a strong commitment to outstanding teaching and advising of students at the undergraduate and Master’s level. We particularly seek candidates with teaching, research, and/or practical experience in mechanical design, mechatronics, robotics, and experimentation.

The anticipated teaching load will be four courses per year. The Lecturer’s main responsibility will be high quality student-centered teaching, including course preparation, delivery, and assessment. The Lecturer will also participate in the academic advising of students, and will be given the opportunity to participate in departmental, university, and external service to foster their professional development.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics offers a high quality, rigorous, practice-integrated undergraduate academic program that ranks in the top 20 undergraduate Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S. Students are of exceptionally high caliber with diverse backgrounds, and are highly successful in subsequent careers in industry, entrepreneurship, government, and academia. We also offer high quality graduate programs at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. Penn Engineering is part of the University of Pennsylvania – a private, Ivy League school founded by Benjamin Franklin over 250 years ago. Situated on a vibrant, compact urban campus, Penn actively fosters the integration of knowledge through a focus on impact, innovation, and inclusion.

Apply here: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/894

Further information about the Department is available at http://www.me.upenn.edu.

For full consideration, please apply before the deadline of July 15, 2016.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.