University of Pennsylvania MEAM Lecturer 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MEAM Lecturer 2019

Position Type Science/ Technology/ Mathematics

Position Description

THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS at the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA invites applications for a one-year-long full-time position at the rank of Lecturer. The position is renewable depending on future teaching needs, availability of funds, and performance. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, as well as a strong commitment to outstanding teaching and advising of students at the undergraduate and Master’s level. We particularly seek candidates with teaching, research, and/or practical experience that can be applied to instruction in mechanical design, mechatronics, robotics, experimentation, and instructional laboratory courses.

The anticipated teaching load will be four courses per year. The Lecturer’s main responsibility will be high quality student-centered teaching, including course preparation, delivery, and assessment. The Lecturer will also participate in the academic advising of students, and will be given the opportunity to participate in departmental, university, and external service to foster their professional development.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics offers a high quality, rigorous, practice-integrated undergraduate academic program that ranks in the top 20 undergraduate Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S. Students are of exceptionally high caliber with diverse backgrounds, and are highly successful in subsequent careers in industry, entrepreneurship, government, and academia. We also offer high quality graduate programs at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. Penn Engineering is part of the University of Pennsylvania – a private, Ivy League school founded by Benjamin Franklin over 250 years ago. Situated on a vibrant, compact urban campus, Penn actively fosters the integration of knowledge through a focus on impact, innovation, and inclusion.

Further information about the Department is available at

Position Posting Date 10/15/2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Cover Letter (2 pages or less) Curriculum Vitae

Posting Number 1434

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of 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 status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).