Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

These positions are part of the Drexel Engineering Faculty Cluster Hiring initiative.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) at Drexel University welcomes candidates to apply for three available assistant professor, tenure-track positions as part of an exciting College of Engineering Cluster Hiring Initiative in the strategic areas of Energy and Sustainability and Smart, Integrated Cities.  The department is seeking candidates across all areas of Mechanical Engineering including (a) design, solid mechanics, and manufacturing; (b) control and robotics; and (c) thermal, fluid sciences whose research addresses and contributes to these cluster areas. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research applies machine learning to address these or other cross cutting applications within Mechanical Engineering. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the beginning of their employment (September 1, 2022). We seek candidates who will establish a dynamic, collaborative, and interdepartmental research program.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, brief research and teaching statement, a diversity statement, and the names of three external references by November 8, 2021. A diversity statement should present and discuss, as applicable, the candidate's past experiences, present efforts, and future aspirations to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of their academic careers. Please feel free to consult Drexel University’s position on equality and diversity. Candidates must submit their application materials to Careers at Drexel.

MEM traces its earliest roots to the Department of Mechanic Arts, a founding academic division in 1891 within the Drexel Institute of Arts, Science and Industry. The department name reflects its history in fine mechanics and structures, in which Drexel’s first PhD was awarded, in 1967. Generations of graduates have built a legacy of impact in engineering and society and continue to make their mark, including pioneering NASA engineers and three shuttle astronauts, faculty at leading institutions, federal senior executive service professionals in energy and defense, leaders of global manufacturers and suppliers of electrical components, connectors, and systems, bearings, electronics packaging, and of the auto industry and other innovators and entrepreneurs, e.g., co-inventors of the barcode and later the universal product code (UPC) leading to awarding of a National Medal of Technology, and of internet postage technology. Located in an exciting urban environment, the department is home to 26 full-time faculty and is one of the largest among private institutions in the nation in terms of student numbers, affirming the enduring value of a degree from a leader in co-operative education. The department welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community as well as the educational and employment experiences of its members.

Review of applications will begin in November 2021, and invitations for interviews will be extended shortly thereafter.

Smart, Integrated Cities: visit Careers at Drexel for a more detailed description and application instructions.

Energy and Sustainability: visit Careers at Drexel for a more detailed description and application instructions.