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Faculty positions in MEAM at the University of Pennsylvania

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The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is growing its faculty by 33% over a five-year period. As part of this initiative, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics is engaged in an aggressive, multi-year hiring effort for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels.

We seek applicants with exceptional research achievements and future promise, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in mechanical engineering, and dedication to service and collegiality. Candidates should couple strongly with the department's core disciplinary strengths in mechanical systems, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, and thermal sciences. We seek applicants whose training and future research is strongly rooted in mechanical engineering, and who work in one of two domains: (1) Robotics and Controls; and (2) Scientific Computation, with research that links at least two of our department’s core disciplinary strengths (listed above) in an integrated, multidisciplinary manner. In both topic areas, connections with other domains (e.g., medicine, design, energy, aerospace, or manufacturing) are also encouraged. The Department encourages applicants whose research aligns with the School’s new strategic plan ( For this search, candidates at the Assistant Professor level are preferred; candidates at higher levels will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

The Department maintains strong collaborations with all other engineering departments, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School of Business, and the School of Design. Our faculty engage strongly with leading centers including the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, the Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS), and the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM). The Department encourages candidates who can leverage and add to these relationships. Successful candidates will conduct innovative, leading research programs benefiting from Penn’s strong interdisciplinary tradition and excellent facilities such as the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Candidates who enrich the diversity of our community are strongly encouraged to apply. For full consideration, candidates must apply by Dec. 15, 2016.

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.

Applicants should supply a cover letter (up to 2 pages), teaching statement (up to 2 pages), research statement (up to 4 pages, with a 300-word abstract), names and contact information of 4 references, and 4 representative publications. The links to apply for our two searches: (1) Robotics and Controls; and (2) Scientific Computation can be found The links to submit these materials for these two searches can be found below.

Robotics and Controls:

Scientific Computation:

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