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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 assistant professors. Applicants for tenured associate and full professor positions 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 mechanics of materials and structures, fluid mechanics and thermal sciences, and robotics and mechanical systems. The Department strongly encourages candidates who are underrepresented in mechanical engineering to apply.

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 School of Dental Medicine, the Wharton School of Business, and the . 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. Furthermore, applications from candidates that can connect with schoolwide initiatives in Quantum Science and Engineering and Precision Engineering for Health are encouraged.

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, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately, so we encourage early submission.

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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