Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Technology

Pennsylvania State University

United States

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Assistant Professor

Penn State University

Campus/Location:Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Campus City:Erie, PA

Date Announced:10/28/2019

Date Closing:open until filled

Job Number:91659


Work Unit:Penn State Behrend

Department:School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position at an Assistant Professor rank in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department. Areas of particular interest include automation, robotics, and control of electro-mechanical systems. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate engineering courses and the ability to develop a sustainable research program. The position will support the design and development of new programs and courses aligned closely with Behrend’s industry partnerships and new research directions in Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT). Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field by appointment date. Candidates with industrial experience are welcome. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 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 US News and 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. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 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. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year ‘round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie’s cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region. 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.


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