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Professional Track Teaching Faculty Position in Structural Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted Jun. 18, 2024
Title Professional Track Teaching Faculty Position in Structural Engineering
University Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering

Professional Track Teaching Faculty Position in Structural Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-line, professional track teaching faculty position in structural engineering. The successful candidate will teach courses pertaining to structural engineering and related geotechnical engineering topics. The successful candidate will also contribute to the CEE department through service, such as advising student organizations and serving on department committees.


The successful candidate will have design-related experience and hold a master's or doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field. In addition, candidates should be licensed or candidates for licensure as a professional engineer (P.E.) and have demonstrated teaching experience through academic courses, professional conference presentations, or related activities.

Appointment would be at the appropriate faculty rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor. Rank and length of term will be determined based on education and experience. Please see for the definition of academic ranks and promotional opportunities for non-tenure-line professional track faculty. This is a term appointment with a possibility of renewal.

Application Information:

To apply, please submit a single PDF file (5MB max) that includes a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching interests, and contact information for three references. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than August 31, 2024. Our department is committed to advancing the diversity and inclusion efforts at Penn State, and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. Apply to REQ_0000056662 at

About the Department:

The vision of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Penn State is to achieve the highest quality of life for all, through sustainable and resilient civil infrastructure systems. Our mission is to address complex and evolving societal needs in both the natural and built environments by delivering an outstanding education, conducting impactful research, and providing inspirational service to society and our profession. The CEE Department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 35 faculty members, 14 staff members, more than 460 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Our programs are highly ranked by the U.S. News and World Report: the undergraduate specialties in civil engineering and environmental engineering are ranked 13th and 15th, respectively, while the graduate programs in civil engineering and environmental engineering are ranked 19th and 21st, respectively. CEE is home to outstanding faculty members, including 11 NSF CAREER Award recipients and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In Fall 2024, the CEE department will be moving to the new, LEED certified, Engineering Collaborative Research and Education (ECoRE) building, featuring 9 active-learning classrooms and 51,000 square feet in support of research with state-of-the-art laboratories ( Please see for additional information about the department.

About the College:

The College of Engineering at Penn State prepares current and future generations for impactful careers as practicing engineers, managers, researchers, educators, and community leaders through highly ranked residential and online programs. We provide innovative educational experiences and supportive programs designed to foster a more welcoming community. 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. Our College of Engineering Equity Action Plan - a strategic, sustainable, and iterative process to audit, evaluate, consult evidence, design (or redesign), and implement interventions to foster equity in engineering - guides our commitment to developing and promoting a more diverse, inclusive community of belonging for all.

About the City:

This position is located in State College, Pennsylvania, which has been repeatedly voted as one of the most desirable and safest places to live in the United States. State College fosters a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable community. The region hosts outstanding public schools, reasonable housing costs, a calendar of social and cultural events, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. State College is served by a regional airport and is within driving distance to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Baltimore, and New York City. The community recently earned a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index, which measures how cities support their LGBTQ+ population through laws, policies, and services. Please see for more information.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence 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 inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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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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