Assistant Professor of Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, Penn State New Kensington

Location
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Sep 15, 2016
Closes
Nov 11, 2016
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Penn State New Kensington invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks), to begin August 2017 or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach three courses (approximately 9 credits) each semester including courses in digital electronics, computer architecture and programming, industrial automation, and electro-mechanical project design and implementation (candidate must have relevant industrial experience to teach this course). Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. 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.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in engineering, engineering technology, or closely related field with a focus on areas of computers, electronics, and control systems. ABD will be considered if significant evidence of completion by August 2017 can be provided. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of and experience in the fundamentals of a majority of the following areas: computer architecture, assembly language programming, high-level programming languages (e.g., C++), industrial automation, process control techniques (including PID), PLC hardware & software, and HMIs. Candidate must also have a minimum of five years of relevant industrial experience. 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 teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Campus Information: 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 New Kensington is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses located across the Commonwealth. Our 70-acre campus in scenic, rural Westmoreland County is situated only 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and the location offers a wide range of lifestyles from urban to rural. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 700 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 9 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees.

Students and faculty at Penn State New Kensington 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 http://newkensington.psu.edu, and for further information about academics and Penn State University, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/cmpcoll.html.

Inquires about the position should be addressed to Dr. Andrea Adolph, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State New Kensington. E-mail: aea13@psu.edu. Telephone: (724) 334-6031.

Applicants are required to submit 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.

Closing Date: Application review begins November 15, 2016 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/875098

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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.