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Open Rank Teaching Faculty Position in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Penn State Berks

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2019
Title Open Rank Teaching Faculty Position in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
University Penn State Berks
Reading, PA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering

Open Rank Teaching Faculty position in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Penn State Berks (Reading, PA) invites applications for an open rank, full time, multi-year Fixed Term (non-tenure line) position in Manufacturing Engineering, beginning August 2020. Penn State Berks, a college of the Pennsylvania State University, offers the collegiality of a small college with the strength of a well-respected research university. The campus strongly supports collaboration among faculty in the Division and the campus. Penn State University is committed to equal opportunity and to workforce diversity. For more information visit our website at


We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person with a background and ability to teach manufacturing courses in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering baccalaureate programs. Candidates should demonstrate the following abilities: to innovate and adopt various teaching methods in the classroom; develop and teach suitable labs; to use and integrate software for in-class instruction, homework and projects; and to involve and guide undergraduate students in applied projects. Course topics and teaching experience in traditional and advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and quality control preferred. Additional responsibilities include student advising and service to the college and the profession. This position carries a teaching load of twelve contact hours per semester.


Minimum of a master's degree in industrial, manufacturing, or mechanical engineering or closely related discipline and five years of full-time practical experience in manufacturing required, preferably in the areas of smart manufacturing and industry 4.0. Ph.D., professional licensure, and college-level teaching experience are preferred.


Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. For full consideration please submit applications before January 1, 2020. Employment start date is fall semester of August 2020.


Email Dr. Marietta Scanlon, Search Chair, at with questions regarding the position. Email Lisa Dietrich at with questions regarding the application process. In all emails, please write Manufacturing Engineering Faculty in the subject line.

Letter of application.
Resume or curriculum vitae.
Statement of teaching philosophy.
Evidence of the ability to work in the U.S. without restrictions;
Names, addresses (including email), and phone numbers of three professional references.

All application materials must be submitted via our website:

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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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