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Drexel University

Location: PhiladelphiaPA 19104 Document ID: A7042-01PL Posted on: 2013-01-2901/29/2013 Job Type: Contract

Job Schedule:Full-time

Tenure-Track Faculty (All Ranks)

The 14th largest private university in the nation, enrolling some 23,000 students, Drexel University comprises ten colleges and three schools, which serve both undergraduate and graduate students.  Drexel University College of Medicine is the largest private medical school in the country and fourth largest overall.  Drexel is ranked among the best National Universities in “America’s Best Colleges” for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report, and in the top 50 private research universitiesfor the eight consecutive year.  Drexel is also ranked second among national universities in the U.S. News list of “Up-and-Comers”, along with schools most often cited by university administrators nationwide as making “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities.” 

With more than 8,200 employees, Drexel is the fifth largest private-sector employer in Philadelphia and has a vibrant community of students, faculty and professional staff, and encourage the richness diversity brings to the workplace.  Like its students, Drexel's employees are known for being passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative. They work hard, and enjoy striving to make the University top of its class.  Known for its undergraduate co-operative education program, alternating six months’ work with six months’ study, Co-op offers a variety of educational and employment opportunities available to students in Europe, Asia and Latin America, along with its long-established ties to business and industry in the United States.  One of only three true co-op programs in the U.S., Drexel’s program is among the nation’s older, largest and most respected.

Drexel offers its employees a career focused and professional environment where they can learn, grow, and be challenged, independent of position, type or length of tenure with the University.

Job Overview:

The Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department at Drexel University is seeking to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions starting fall of 2013. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

1. Computational Solid Mechanics: Specific areas include, but are not limited to, emerging computational methods with emphasis on sub-continuum scale simulations and high performance computing for multiscale mechanics of novel materials.

2. Sensing and Instrumentation: Specific areas include, but are not limited to, biosensors, bio-instrumentation, cell/tissue-on-chips, bioreactors, high-throughput single cell analysis, medical diagnostics, and implantable devices.
3. Advanced Manufacturing and Design: Specific areas include, but are not limited to, scalable micro/nano-manufacturing, sustainable design and manufacturing processes, engineering systems design, and modern design methodologies. 


Candidates should have an excellent academic record and be committed to education, research and service. Creative and adaptable candidates with a high potential for both teaching and research are being sought. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have received or expect to receive their Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline, prior to August 2013. Candidates for the ranks of Associate or Full Professor should have a distinguished record of research and educational activities as well as a strong funding history

 .Essential Functions:

The MEM Department is rapidly expanding in enrollment, research, and resources. The department has twenty-six tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as eleven affiliated faculty. In addition to the traditional areas of mechanics, thermal fluid sciences, systems and controls, and design and manufacturing, the department has expertise in biomechanical engineering, micro- and nano-systems, advanced energy technologies, bio-inspired systems and robotics, and plasma science and applications .

Supplemental Posting:

General inquiries and questions should be directed to Dr. Bakhtier Farouk, Search Committee Chair, at MEM.Faculty.Search@coe.drexel.edu. All applicants must apply through Drexeljobs to be considered. Applications should include a detailed cover letter, a CV, research and teaching statements, and the contact information for a minimum of three references in a single PDF file.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the positions are filled. Eligibility to work in the United States at the time of appointment is required.”

 Drexel University was founded in 1891 and is located in the heart of Philadelphia, PA, a vibrant city with a strong industrial base in aerospace, biotechnology, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The center city campus is a short train ride or drive from New York City, Washington, D.C., the Atlantic seaboard, the Pocono Mountains, and numerous other educational and recreational sites.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11%) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 

To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76666  or visit www.drexeljobs.comand search for Tenure-Track Faculty (All Ranks).  .   The requisition number is 5130 .

For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu






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