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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Mining Engineering

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Mining Engineering

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME; at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for a tenure track faculty position with a specialization in Mining Engineering. The successful candidate will join a diverse team pursuing education, research, and service in cross disciplinary activities covering broad topics in mining engineering and mineral processing. It is anticipated that the vacancy will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, although in exceptional circumstances, a candidate at the Associate Professor rank may be considered.

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have:
  • An excellent record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • A Ph.D. in mining engineering or a related field by the time of hire.

Candidates for Associate Professor should have:
  • An outstanding publication record
  • A track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.
  • A history of scholarly service commensurate with their experience level
  • A Ph.D. in mining engineering or a related field by the time of hire.

Duties will include a combination of teaching, research, and service, based on the candidate's qualifications.

Preferred experience would be industrial experience in modern mining engineering topics, which include but are not limited to automation and control, mine safety and health, sustainability, hard rock mining with emphasis in fragmentation, and mining of rare earth and strategic minerals from primary and secondary mineral resources.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervise graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels, pursue a world-class research program in their selected areas of specialization, assist in expanding the Mining Engineering program at Penn State, and demonstrate excellent scholarship and a commitment to enhancing diversity. Suitable candidates may become eligible for an endowed fellowship.

EME is a unique interdisciplinary department that is home to Penn State's undergraduate degree programs in Mining Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Energy Business and Finance, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Energy Engineering and Energy and Sustainability Policy. The department also offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Mineral Engineering with options focusing on the above areas.

Applicants must apply online and upload a single pdf file containing the following:
  • A cover letter,
  • A complete curriculum vitae including a full publication list
  • Separate statements of: research, teaching interests, and a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in your department/workplace
  • Up to three published journal papers.
  • Names and addresses of four references

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State boasts a storied history, one that started in 1859 with the University's first earth sciences courses and stretches today to the borders of the Commonwealth and beyond. Talented students come to the college from across the country and around the globe to be part of the discoveries and decisions that will shape our planet's future. EMS is located on the University Park campus of Penn State, which is in the town of State College, PA. Home to almost 43,000 full-time residents, and commonly called “Happy Valley”, the local area has hundreds of businesses that serve the residents and students alike, to include unique shops, restaurants (both local and chain), a variety of supermarkets, and all the big box stores. Additionally, during home football games and the annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College becomes the third-largest city in Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia (a 3-hour drive) and Pittsburgh (a 3-hour drive). While we are surrounding by the forested hills of the Appalachian Mountains, we are also just a short 3-4-hour drive from New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of 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.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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