University of Pennsylvania — Associate or Full Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

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 faculty positions.

For this search, we seek applicants for appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the areas of robotics and controls. Candidates who enrich the diversity of our community are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Candidates must have exceptional research accomplishments leading to international leadership in their field. Applicants’ training and future research should be strongly rooted in mechanical engineering. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in mechanical engineering, and a track record of service and collegiality. 

Successful candidates will conduct innovative research programs benefiting from Penn’s robust interdisciplinary tradition. The Department maintains close collaborations with all other engineering departments and other Schools at Penn including the School of Arts and Sciences, the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School of Business, and the School of Design. Our faculty engage with leading centers and initiatives 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 Penn Center for Health, Devices & Technology, the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology, the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Thus, candidates should articulate ways they will leverage or add to any of these relationships in their application. Candidates should also describe ways their research aligns with the School’s strategic plan ( 

Applicants should supply a cover letter (up to 2 pages), CV, teaching statement (up to 2 pages), research statement (up to 3 pages, with a 300-word abstract), names and contact information of 4 references, and 3 to 4 representative publications. The link to apply for the search can be found below.
For full consideration, candidates must apply by Oct. 1, 2018.

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.