Assistant Professor of Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

United States

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Penn State University

Campus/Location:Penn State Hazleton
Campus City:Hazleton, PA
Date Announced:11/01/2019
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:91788
Work Unit:Penn State Hazleton

Penn State Hazleton invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Engineering (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2020, or as negotiated. Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods in the B.S. program in Engineering - Alternative Energy and Power Generation. Teaching assignments will include engineering courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum including Engineering Mechanics (Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials), Nuclear Engineering, Computer Programming for Engineers, and Engineering Design. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, and/or Saturday classes as needed. Establish a high-quality research program that includes publishing in refereed journals and can involve undergraduate students. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field. ABD considered if completed prior to start date. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Engineering Education will be considered. Candidates whose research will support the departmental focus on alternative energy systems will be given preference. Practical engineering design experience is an advantage. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Hazleton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 650 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as twelve baccalaureate degrees and five associate degrees. Our residential campus is located on a wooded ridge near the juncture of I-80 and I-81 in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Students and faculty at Penn State Hazleton have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton. E-mail: Telephone: (570) 450-3188. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Application review begins November 1, 2019 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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