Non-Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor in Engineering Technology

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. 

Job Summary

Drexel University's College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Leadership and Society invites applications for a full-time, teaching position in Robotics and Electrical Engineering Technology at the Assistant or Associate, non-tenure track, Professor level. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s education and research activities in electronics, robotics, and automation and will be encouraged to collaborate with complementary efforts in the Electrical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Departments. This scholar will be expected to develop and teach laboratory-rich courses, advise students on senior design projects, build a research program that complements their educational efforts and publish in professional journals.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach basic and advanced courses in analog, digital, and power electronics; programming and control; electrical and electro-mechanical system design; and robotics and automation. Additionally, the scholar will participate in curriculum development, serve on college committees that maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in appropriate professional development.

Essential Functions 

Developing courses (lab and lecture) and course material - Teaching students - Setting up equipment for student laboratories - Purchasing supplies for courses - Advising students in senior design - Attending and participating in faculty and other academic meetings - Mentoring students - Engaging with external parties to understand needs of industry.

Required Qualifications 

Ph.D in Robotics and Electrical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 1 year experience.

Other requirements:

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or in a closely related field, with research interests in electronics, electro-mechanical systems, robotics, and/or industrial automation and be committed to the education of undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications 

Demonstrated teaching, research, or industrial experience. Additionally, the scholar will participate in curriculum development, serve on college committees that maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in appropriate professional development.

Physical Demands: Typically sitting at a desk/table, standing, walking. Able to lift up to 25lbs.


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information 

Drexel University’s College of Engineering strives to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. The College values inclusion as a core strength and an essential portion of our founder, AJ Drexel’s mission of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Drexel University is in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our nation’s first World Heritage City. Philadelphia is a vibrant place to live and is recognized as one of the best cities in the U.S. for food, music, and diversity.

Special Instructions

Applications should include a detailed cover letter explaining the candidate’s qualifications, a CV, the contact information for a minimum of three references, and a description of the candidate’s teaching aims. Please limit the teaching description to no more than two pages. Candidates must submit their application materials to Careers at Drexel ( Nominations and general inquiries should be directed to Prof. James Tangorra @ All communications will be considered confidential.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigations.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021 and invitations for interviews will be extended beginning late May. 

Please apply online at: Position Title: Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor in Engineering Technology. Requisition number is Requisition 495825

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