• Open Lecturer Position

Material Science and Engineering Full-Time Lecturer (Lecturer A, Academic Support Staff)

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering invites applicants for a Lecturer position within our undergraduate program. The department seeks individuals with exceptional promise for, or a proven record of, excellence in teaching. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or significant experience in experimental materials science, such as mechanical testing, thermal analysis, optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, or scanning electron microscopy. The position entails designing and teaching laboratory courses that complement the concurrent required lecture courses, including thermodynamics, structure, electronic properties and kinetics. The position also includes student advising. A description of the courses offered in the undergraduate program can be found through this link: https://mse.seas.upenn.edu/undergraduate/curriculum/

The position will be on a 12-month basis with successive one-year reappointments possible and a limit of four consecutive appointments, based on an annual review and the department’s needs. After four consecutive appointments, lecturers can be considered for a senior lecturer position. Exceptionally qualified candidates might also be considered for a senior lecturer position. Successful applicants will find Penn to be a stimulating environment conducive to professional growth. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The target start date is January 1, 2021. Applications are currently being evaluated, so we encourage applicants to complete their applications by Monday, March 30, 2020. Apply here.

A Ph.D. in materials science or related field and a commitment to undergraduate education are required; previous teaching experience desirable. Experience with materials science experimental methods required: mechanical testing, thermal analysis, sample preparation, optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online via Interfolio. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and names and contact information for three references. The teaching statement should summarize the applicant’s (i) experience with teaching or materials science experimental methods, (ii) vision for undergraduate engineering education, and (iii) approach to contributing to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.