Assistant Teaching Professor/Lecturer in Engineering

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor/Lecturer in Engineering

Penn State New Kensington invites applications for a teaching faculty position (Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor) in Engineering to begin August 2021. This is a full-time, 36-week, non-tenure-track, fixed-term appointment. The initial appointment will be for three years and may be renewed.

Responsibilities: Teaching a range of undergraduate courses in Engineering including statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and engineering design. Teaching assignments may include evening classes, online, and hybrid instruction. Scholarship expectations may include active participation in professional organizations, conference attendance, supervision of undergraduate research students, and other engaged scholarship. The faculty member will also assist with service expectations that may include academic advising, scheduling courses, and committee assignments.

Qualifications include a minimum of a master's degree in engineering focused in the areas of mechanical, civil, architectural, materials science, aerospace, or closely related disciplines. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience in the majority of the following areas: computer aided design, statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials. Three to five years of relevant experience is strongly preferred. Prior college-level teaching is strongly preferred. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Professional engineering licensure is also an advantage.

Penn State New Kensington is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses located across the Commonwealth. Our 70-acre campus in scenic, rural Westmoreland County is situated only 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and the location offers a wide range of lifestyles from urban to rural. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 700 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 12 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small-campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

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Inquires about the position should be addressed to Nancy Lucas in the Office of Academic Affairs, Penn State New Kensington. E-mail: Telephone: (724) 334-6032.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to provide letters of reference.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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