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Assistant Professor of Practice in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Alvernia University
Reading, Pennsylvania
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

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Alvernia University’s School of Engineering invites applications for an Industrial Engineering faculty position at the Assistant Professor of Practice level to start in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2024. The successful candidate will also direct the Master of Science in Engineering Management as part of the position. Successful candidates will (1) hold an MS or Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, or a related discipline by their start date, (2) demonstrate the potential to educate and mentor students, and (3) have a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, and general Engineering; advise and mentor students; and perform service at the Department, College, and University levels. Additionally, for the Engineering Management program, they will develop curriculum and courses, hire and manage adjunct faculty, ensure the quality of the program, and help prepare for and then maintain accreditation. The candidate will become an integral part of expanding the undergraduate and graduate offerings of the School of Engineering over the next several years.


Expertise and focus on Industry 4.0, operations research, robotics, quality engineering, manufacturing, and/or biomedical applications is preferred but not required. This position will be heavily focused on teaching and service. The position is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is not eligible for remote work. This position is not eligible for tenure but is eligible for promotion. For purposes of pay scale, this position will follow the directives of the “Professional Specialist” designation, as outlined in the faculty handbook.


Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country and the world.

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for developing the mind, strong technical training in many high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage.

Alvernia offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors that are uniquely combined with a strong liberal arts foundation to develop critical thinking, communication, and an understanding of human behavior.

Master's degrees are awarded in business administration, clinical counseling, education, leadership, nursing, occupational therapy, and social work. Alvernia offers a seven-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership program.

Alvernia University ranks in the top 100 among 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. We're recognized as a College of Distinction for our commitment to engaged, experiential education.

Alvernia’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Alvernia University is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace where all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the University's success and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. To find out more about our DEI policies, click here:

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