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Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering

Penn State Brandywine invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering to begin August 2022, or as negotiated. This is a 36-week non tenure line, limited term (single year) academic appointment, funded for one year from the date of hire with a strong expectation of appointment renewal for subsequent periods.

We are seeking a qualified person to teach four courses (12 credits) a semester in a broad range of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in the areas of engineering design, solid modeling using Solidworks, mechanics, materials manufacturing, and computational modeling. Knowledge of FEA and CAM preferred.

Responsibilities include:
  • Professional organizations
  • Engaging in scholarly activities to stay current in the discipline
  • Course, curriculum, and program development
  • Providing career guidance, and supervising undergraduate research projects
  • Campus, university, and community service activities

Other expectations include: commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment; demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy in teaching and learning and achieving equity in educational outcomes.

Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes, as well as teaching courses at a neighboring campus, as needed.

This position will be filled as a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor rank. A Master's Degree in Engineering is required by the start date to be appointed as a Lecturer rank. A Ph.D. in Engineering by the start date is required to be appointed as an Assistant Teaching Professor. Evidence of potential for pursuit of scholarly activities is expected.

Evidence of commitment to and interest in active and collaborative learning, instructional use of technology, experience in online and hybrid course delivery, evidence of experience in multidisciplinary environment, demonstrated commitment to and ability/training in successfully advocating for diversity and values of diversity.

This position requires successful completion of standard background checks in accordance with University policies.

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and diversity statement that details how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work) as a single PDF document; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of three references. Application review begins on 09/30/21 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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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.

Campus Information:

Founded in 1855, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is a premier, world class research university. Granted “very high activity” classification for “research universities” by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State is the Commonwealth's only land-grant institution and a driver of economic growth and innovation. With a $6.5 billion annual operating budget, Penn State enrolls over 90,000 students in one University, 24 campuses and online. Penn State Brandywine - a thriving residential campus - is located on 112 acres, 20 miles west of center city Philadelphia. Penn State Brandywine's principal strengths are excellent teaching and research, a diverse study body, athletics, business and civic partnerships, and new Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement. Penn State Brandywine's 100,000+ alumni are part of Penn State's world-wide 670,000+ alumni network.

Penn State Brandywine's core mission is to:

Provide an undergraduate education among the arts, sciences, and professional fields to a highly diverse student population from Greater Philadelphia and beyond.

Penn State Brandywine offers a challenging and rewarding college experience, combining a small-campus environment with the extensive resources of a world-class public research university.

Penn State Brandywine empowers students to fulfill their potential and prepares them for meaningful careers and lives as engaged citizens.

For more information about the campus, visit

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Wiebke Strehl, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Brandywine. E-mail: Telephone: (610) 892-1411.

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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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