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Lecturer Position in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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 a lecturer position to teach courses in robotics and autonomous systems. Applicants who can teach core robotics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of robot design, development, analysis, control, perception, mapping, and learning are encouraged to apply. Appointments may be at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. This position is non-tenure track.

Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in robotics, autonomous systems, and mechanical engineering or related fields, and a strong commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion. The Department maintains close collaborations with all other engineering departments in SEAS and other 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.  The Department has strong interactions with leading centers including the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, the Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS), and the Penn Center for Health, Devices & Technology.

Applicants should hold a PhD in an engineering discipline related to robotics and autonomous systems. Applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter (up to 2 pages), Curriculum Vitae, teaching statement (up to 2 pages), a diversity statement, and names and contact information of 3 references. Applications will be accepted starting June 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2022, thus applicants should apply by this date for full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The online application will be available on June 1, 2022 at the link below.

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.

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