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Plastics Engineering Technology Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Pennsylvania, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
May 3, 2019

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Plastics Engineering Technology Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Plastics Engineering Technology starting fall 2019. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for higher rank, commensurate with experience. Candidates should be committed to undergraduate education and participating in industry and government sponsored research. The position will be responsible for teaching courses in plastics mold rheology, mold design, and plastic part design. Experience with plastics process simulation, plastics processing (such as injection, extrusion, or blow molding), materials characterization, and thermal analysis techniques are desirable. A Ph.D. in plastics, polymer, mechanical, materials, chemical engineering, or related field is required and a minimum of two years of industry experience is preferred. Penn State Behrend ( is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, and prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. The School of Engineering has over 1,600 students in our ABET accredited programs. Erie, a metropolitan area of 280,000, is located on Lake Erie`s beautiful Presque Isle Bay. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, including Pennsylvania's most popular state park. Erie County is a major industrial, medical, service, and tourism center, and is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Residents benefit from a rejuvenated Bayfront District while enjoying a modest cost of living and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the area. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, complete CV, statement of teaching, statement of research and the names of three references.

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