Posted on October 15, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering

Engineering Department


  • Job type: Full-time
  • Hiring From: Swarthmore, PA
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  • Management Consulting Personal / Virtual Assistant


The Department of Engineering at Swarthmore College invites applications for multiple Visiting Assistant Professor one and/or two year positions beginning in the Fall 2021 semester.

Specializations can range across the spectrum of engineering subfields, with particular focus on the areas of Computer and Electrical, as well as Civil and Environmental Engineering. We seek candidates with the ability to teach advanced undergraduates of diverse backgrounds in mid- to upper-level elective courses in the candidates area of specialization, for example Fundamentals of Digital and Embedded Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Geotechnical Engineering, or Structural Design.

Swarthmores Department of Engineering provides an ABET-accredited general Engineering major, with faculty distributed across the subfields listed above plus Mechanical Engineering and a growing cross-cutting focus on Biomedical Engineering. All courses that count for our major have an attached laboratory component. Like the College at large, we value academic rigor and place a strong emphasis on undergraduate research. The department is housed in a brand-new science building where candidates will be provided laboratory space. Research support is available through both departmental funds and internal College grants.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore,

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