Tenure-Track Mechanical Engineering Techology Faculty

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure-Track Mechanical Engineering Techology Faculty

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at Penn State Behrend invites applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions starting in August, 2021 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Areas of teaching interest range from finite element applications to thermal sciences.

Duties include teaching undergraduate courses, including but not limited to mechanics, finite element analysis, thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal and fluid design, and guiding senior design projects in the scope of mechanical engineering technology.

The selected candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate education, an active research program, and service to the university. Applied research and collaboration with local industry are highly valued as part of Penn State Behrend's Open Lab initiative. The selected candidate must be able to work in a collaborative environment and establish a research program that integrates undergraduate student experiences.

A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, is required by appointment start date for Assistant Professor. Candidates who also have a recognized research record supported by over ten archival journal publications, and teaching experience of over five years, may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.

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

Penn State Behrend is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science) and an on-campus childcare center. With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who join our commitment both to teaching and scholarship, to nurturing the total student, and to valuing and supporting respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences.

A U.S. News & World Report recognized undergraduate engineering school, the School of Engineering houses ten ABET accredited bachelor's degrees, two ABET accredited associate degrees, four minors, two certificates, and one graduate degree. The school prides itself in rigorous undergraduate education for our 1800 students, emphasizing practical experiences that prepare our graduates for professional practice and graduate school. There are many opportunities for undergraduate students to engage with faculty in funded undergraduate research. More than 95 percent of graduates are employed in field within one year after graduation. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health, energy & sustainability, and polymer science.

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area's economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It's easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please upload a cover letter, complete CV, a brief statement of teaching and research, and the names of three references. All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Erie-The-Behrend-College/Tenure-Track-Mechanical-Engineering-Techology-Faculty_REQ_0000013722-1

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