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Thank you for your interest in working at Widener University.

We certainly appreciate the time you spent during the application process, however, effective March 30, 2020, Widener University has instituted a hiring freeze. Although we are unable to proceed with your candidacy at this time, we are still interested in learning more about your skills and would like to stay in contact to provide information about this position when the timing is appropriate. We hope that you will still maintain interest in this role!

Again, thank you for your interest in Widener University and for your understanding. Take care, and stay healthy.

The Talent Management Team

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Assistant/Associate Professor -Mechanical Engineering

Apply now Job no: 492503
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the mechanical engineering department with expertise in mechatronics, electromechanical systems, robotics or controls. The School of Engineering consists of six departments in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and robotics engineering. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package along with a professional environment designed to enhance career development. The successful candidate is expected to publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed technical journals, and develop and sustain an externally funded research program. The position will remain open until filled.



Earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely-related field; Candidates should be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as mechatronics, mechanics of robotic systems, control systems, advanced manufacturing, and autonomous systems; Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong commitment to excellence in engineering education.

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant research and/or industrial experience.

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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