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Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Faculty Positions 2020-21

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics within the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania seeks outstanding applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. Applicants for tenured faculty positions at the associate and full professor levels will also be considered.

The Department seeks applicants who wish to build careers in all areas of mechanical engineering. We seek individuals with exceptional promise for future research achievements, a dedication to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in mechanical engineering, and a strong commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion. Applicants’ future research should be rooted in mechanical engineering and couple with at least one of the Department’s core disciplinary strengths in robotics and mechanical systems, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, and thermal sciences. The Department strongly encourages candidates who are underrepresented in mechanical engineering to apply.

The Department maintains close collaborations with all other engineering departments and Schools at Penn including the School of Arts and Sciences, the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School of Business, and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Our faculty engage with leading centers 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 Penn Center for Health, Devices & Technology, and the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology. The Department encourages candidates who can leverage and add to these relationships to apply.

Applications must be submitted online and should 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. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately, so we encourage early submission.

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The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.