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Tenure-Track Positions

There are no open positions at this time.

Non-tenure Track

The Department seeks outstanding applicants for a lecturer position to teach courses in robotics and autonomous systems and contribute to the educational programs of the Department and the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory

We are seeking candidates with an interest in teaching robotics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in areas such as robot design, development, control, perception, mapping, and learning. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in robotics, autonomous systems, or related fields. We are especially interested in candidates with a diversity of experiences and perspectives. Appointments may be at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. This position is non-tenure track.

Apply Now: Interfolio

Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio and should include a cover letter (up to 2 pages), Curriculum Vitae, teaching statement (up to 2 pages), and diversity statement, and contact information of 3 references. For full consideration, please apply by November 30, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately, so we encourage early submission.

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.

Postdoctoral Positions

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Staff Positions

Academic Coordinator

The Academic Coordinator will support activities in the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) department and the Engineering Entrepreneurship (EENT) Program, which is based within the MEAM department. The Academic Coordinator will work closely with the faculty of the EENT Program to support academic and outreach aspects of the Program including: providing administrative support to EENT courses; handling course registration and waitlists; handling the EENT Minor and Graduate Certificate programs; updating Program websites; and facilitating alumni relations. The Coordinator will also work closely with the MEAM Department Chair and Director to coordinate outreach activities to MEAM alumni and industry and provide academic program support.

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Laboratory Instructional Coordinator

The Laboratory Instructional Coordinator in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) in Penn Engineering will supervise and independently maintain departmental prototype and fabrication laboratories during the afternoon/evening shift (1-9pm, Monday -Friday).

Manage the design and construction of custom apparatus/instrumentation which will require excellent proficiency in the use of conventional and CNC manufacturing equipment and computer based design, prototyping and manufacturing tools. Advise faculty, staff, and students on design for manufacturability techniques, material/parts selection and acquisition, and in the safe, proper use of the Precision Machining Laboratory equipment. Coordinate the instruction of students enrolled in machine shop/laboratory, project based courses and shop training modules with focus on the safe, productive and cost effective use of manufacturing resources within the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department.

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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.