Cluster Hiring Initiative

The Drexel Engineering Faculty Cluster Hiring initiative will facilitate interdisciplinary hiring and enhance strategic connections across colleges in alignment with thematic areas of our our strategic plan. We embrace a collaborative approach that leverages our existing strengths and aims to address critical and significant societal challenges through emerging engineering methods and platforms across:

  • Renewable energy and power;
  • Health, wellness, and medicine;
  • Smart, integrated cities; and
  • Resource stewardship and sustainability.
Six faculty members standing in the courtyard

This will be a multi-year process involving faculty across the College of Engineering as well as other schools and colleges throughout Drexel University, aimed at enhancing the research impact of the college; addressing enrollment growth and strategic teaching needs; advancing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and building on our widely-respected strengths in these rapidly evolving fields.

We seek faculty hires who will catalyze interdisciplinary collaboration across the cluster themes, attract significant external research funding, and enrich our undergraduate and graduate students’ experience.

Drexel University College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at Drexel University invites applicants for tenure-track assistant professor faculty positions across multiple departments in the cluster themes of energy and sustainability; smart, integrated cities; and health, wellness, and medicine.

Drexel University’s College of Engineering strives to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. The college values inclusion as a core strength and an essential part of our founder, AJ Drexel’s mission of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives, while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems.

The departmental breakdown of the clustered research expertise areas are as follows:

Energy and sustainability

  • Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering – seeking candidates to build dynamic and exciting research in any one or more of the following areas: a) building systems or technologies, including modeling and data analytics; b) environmental issues related to resilience and vulnerability; c) impacts of climate, pollution, and land use; or d) sustainable cities and infrastructure needs for cities of the future.
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering – seeking candidates who can establish a dynamic collaborative materials research program and contribute to the development and delivery of a learner-centered, agile curriculum.
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics – seeking candidates across all areas of Mechanical Engineering including a) design, solid mechanics, and manufacturing; b) control and robotics; and c) thermal, fluid sciences.

Smart, Integrated Cities

Health, wellness, and medicine

  • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering – seeking candidates with research expertise in the general area of biotechnology, including biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, systems biology, and/or cell biology, as part of not only the College of Engineering’s Cluster Hiring Initiative, but also a University-wide faculty hiring initiative around cell engineering and gene therapeutics.

Qualifications

The applicant must have a PhD in Engineering or a related field by the 9/1/22 start date. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of and commitment to scholarly achievement and excellence.

Supplemental Posting Information

Since its founding in the midst of the industrial revolution in 1891, Drexel University has emphasized its strengths in engineering, science, and technology to train future leaders. In little over a century, Drexel University has transformed itself into a large, comprehensive institution committed to excellence in education, research, and service to engineering society and the broader community. Although much has changed, the original mission of the University still rings true today. To learn more about each of the divisions and programs offered, visit Drexel Engineering.

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university, and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Application

To apply for these positions, please visit Careers at Drexel. In one PDF, candidates should submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief research and teaching statement, a diversity statement (a diversity statement that presents and discusses the candidate's past experiences, present efforts, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of their academic careers – please feel free to consult the Office of Equality and Diversity for Drexel University’s position on equality and diversity), and the names of three external references.

The initial review of candidates has begun as of November 8, 2021, but candidates applying after this deadline may receive consideration.

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