ESE Open Faculty Positions

Rob Ghrist

Multiple Faculty Positions

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is growing its faculty by 33% over the next five years. As part of this initiative, the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering is engaged in an aggressive, multi-year hiring effort for multiple tenure-track positions at all levels. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related area. The department seeks individuals with exceptional promise for, or proven record of, research achievement, who will take a position of international leadership in defining their field of study, and excel in undergraduate and graduate education. Leadership in cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaborations is of particular interest. We are interested in candidates in all areas that enhance our research strengths in:

  1. Nanodevices and nanosystems (nanoelectronics, MEMS/NEMS, power electronics, nanophotonics, integrated devices and systems at nanoscale),
  2. Circuits and computer engineering (analog, RF, mm-wave, and digital circuits, emerging circuit design, computer engineering, IoT, embedded and cyber-physical systems), and
  3. Information and decision systems (control, optimization, robotics, data science, network science, communications, information theory, signal processing, markets and social systems).

Prospective candidates in all areas are strongly encouraged to address large-scale societal problems in energy, transportation, health, food and water, economic and financial networks, critical infrastructure, and national security. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests are aligned with the school’s strategic plan (

Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Click Here to submit an application.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.



University of Pennsylvania, Schools of Design and Engineering Associate or Full Professor of Transportation

The School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design are seeking to make an appointment at the full or associate professor level in the area of “Societal, Business, and Engineering Impacts of Advanced Transportation Technologies.” The appointment will be shared equally between Engineering and City Planning. The successful candidate will also serve as UPS Foundation Professor in Transportation, a 5-year renewable chair.

Candidates should be recognized as thought leaders in a transportation field investigating the movement of people or goods across ground, air, or water. The candidate should have a well-established research portfolio on multiple aspects of mobility in economics, city and regional planning, engineering, robotics autonomy, or safety. Candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, tenure at a major research university, collaborative work with industry and transportation administration, and a robust record of externally funded research. International as well as domestic knowledge and experience is desirable. Importantly, the successful candidate will work to strengthen academic and research ties between the Schools of Design and Engineering and take a visible leadership role in transportation-related research across the University. Candidates should demonstrate past experience and a strong interest in collaborating across disciplines and contributing to cross-disciplinary research endeavors.

Administrative and teaching responsibilities will be split evenly between the two schools with an emphasis on cross-listed courses and cross-disciplinary research engagements.

A PhD in City and Regional Planning, Systems/Electrical/Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or allied fields is required. Click here to submit an application.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups, women, Individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.