THEDEPARTMENT OF MECHANICALENGINEERINGANDAPPLIEDMECHANICS at the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA invites applications for a one-year-long full-time position at the rank of Lecturer to begin January 2019. 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, and/or practical experience in mechanical design, mechatronics, robotics, and experimentation.
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 http://www.me.upenn.edu.
In your cover letter, please indicate if you are available to start in January 2019 or August 2019.
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