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 (www.seas.upenn.edu/PennEngineering2020).


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.

Full-Time Lecturer Positions

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering invites applicants for two full-time Lecturer positions. The department seeks individuals with exceptional promise for, or a proven record of, excellence in teaching, course and curriculum innovation. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering or related field. We are particularly interested in candidates that enhance our educational curricula in the broad areas of:

  1. Computer engineering & embedded systems (embedded programming, distributed systems, hardware/software co-design, model-based design, internet of things), and
  2. Information & systems engineering (control systems, optimization, robotics, signal processing, stochastic systems, model-based systems engineering, systems engineering projects).

The department is strongly interested in individuals that will balance principles-based lectures with hands-on projects addressing emerging application domains (such as energy, transportation, health).


Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit an online application at http://www.ese.upenn.edu/faculty-positions and include curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. 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.