The Mechanical Engineering Department at the College of Engineering at Temple University serves 18 full-time faculty members, approximately 600 undergraduate students, and 50 graduate students. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET as well as several graduate degrees. Temple University is a Carnegie-classified doctoral university at the top tier of highest research activity and is a comprehensive urban institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple is home to a diverse population of nearly forty-thousand full-time students with seventeen distinct schools and colleges, including five professional schools.

As the largest department in the fastest growing college at Temple, the department is looking to grow with several open positions. 

Tenure Track Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University has two positions available for mid-career or senior faculty members at the rank of tenured or tenure-track associate or full professor with the expected start date of Fall 2019. Applicants with expertise relevant to one of the following two areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Robotics: The applicant is expected to complement and extend our existing strength areas in this field, which include design and control of collaborative human-robot systems, multi-robot systems, soft robotics, and bio-inspired sensors.
  • Thermal-fluids: The applicant is expected is develop a research laboratory in an emerging area of thermal-fluids engineering, including, but not limited to, micro/nano heat transfer, micro-fluidic devices, cardiac fluid dynamics, and multiscale modeling and simulation.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field; will have developed significant research programs, including a strong record of securing and conducting externally funded research; and will have provided effective instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. Salaries are competitive and significant resources have been allocated for start-up packages.

Applicants should send a pdf file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a brief description of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of four references to MeHire18@temple.edu.  All applications submitted by January 31, 2019, will receive full consideration. However, the positions will remain open until filled.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University has an opening for two non-tenure track faculty position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019.  Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or in a closely related field. Practical experience in industry or non-academic research institutions will be viewed favorably. Applicants with a background in teaching dynamics, vibrations, and fluids are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, supervising capstone (senior design) projects, pedagogical innovation and scholarship, curriculum development, and program coordination.

This is a non-tenure-track renewable open-rank position with excellent benefits and the possibility of a long-term contract based on performance. Senior appointments at the Associate and Full Professor of Instruction rank will be considered for applicants with a strong record of teaching and curriculum development as well as demonstrated pedagogical scholarship. Temple has an active network of non-tenure track faculty dedicated to effective teaching supported by excellent resources including the Center for the Advancement for Teaching.

Applicants should send a single pdf file that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief description of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references, to MeHire19@temple.edu. The subject line should state the position title and expertise. All applications submitted by January 31, 2019, will receive full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

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Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.  Applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged.