Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Faculty Positions 2021-2022


Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Faculty Positions 2021-2022
School of Engineering and Applied Science - Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 30, 2021

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 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. Furthermore, applications from candidates that can connect with schoolwide initiatives in Quantum Science and Engineering and Precision Engineering for Health are encouraged.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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