Open Lecturer Positions

MSE Lecturer (Full-time) 2022

University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Open Date: Jun 01, 2022

Description: 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. The position entails designing and teaching laboratory courses that complement the concurrent required lecture courses, including introductory materials science, electronic properties, thermodynamics, structure, and soft materials, and teaching the capstone senior design project class and other lecture courses. A description of the courses offered in the undergraduate program can be found through this link: 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.

Qualifications: 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 and scattering, or scanning electron microscopy.

Application Instructions: The target start date for this position is August 1, 2022. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online via Interfolio. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, diversity and inclusion statement and three confidential letters of recommendation. 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.

Applications are currently being evaluated. Apply here.

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