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College of Engineering Professional Track Faculty

The College of Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for openings for professional track research and teaching faculty members across all disciplines. Through highly ranked residential and online programming, we prepare current and future generations of students for impactful careers as practicing engineers, managers, researchers, educators, and community leaders. We provide innovative educational experiences and supportive programs designed to foster a more welcoming community; one that makes engineering education more accessible and achievable for talented and hardworking students from a range of backgrounds. In collaboration with industry, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and other academic institutions and partners, our faculty lead research initiatives across all areas of engineering that create jobs, fuel economic growth, inform policy, solve global problems, and positively impact humanity.

The College is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming community that is pursuing engineering education, research, and community engagement with the power to inspire change and impact tomorrow. The College is also committed to work-life balance, a strong appreciation for diversity and inclusion, and family-friendly programs for faculty. We seek faculty candidates who share our vision and want to make an impact with their careers.

Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related field by the start of the appointment. The professional track faculty will be responsible for teaching across any of the departments within the College of Engineering and/or research duties aligned with excellence within any research areas.

These are non-tenure line limited-term faculty appointments funded for 3 years from the date of hire with a strong expectation of appointment renewal for subsequent multi-year periods.

Please submit a statement on professional interests (teaching or research), a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions will advance Penn State's Commitment to Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references.

This search is being conducted at the college level and is led by Dr. Tonya Peeples, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion and Professor of Chemical Engineering. The academic home and rank of the successful candidates will be determined during the hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis.

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