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Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted May 14, 2024
Title Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical Engineering
University Pennsylvania State University
Reading, PA, United States
Department More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Penn State Berks (Reading, PA) invites applications for two non-tenure line lecturer/assistant teaching professors beginning August 2024 (nine-month positions). 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. This is a term appointment with an excellent possibility of refunding.

Penn State University is committed to equal opportunity and to workforce diversity. For more information visit our website at


  • One position is for teaching courses in the mechanics area (Cornerstone Design, Strength of Materials, Materials Laboratory, Finite Element, and other courses). The other position is for teaching courses in the thermal fluid area (Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and other courses). The courses are part of our BS in Mechanical Engineering and BS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology programs.
  • This position carries a teaching load of 3/4 courses per semester (21 contacts per year).
  • Penn State Berks encourages active and collaborative learning, including undergraduate research, and a commitment to supporting diverse learners in the classroom.


  • Applicants are required to have at least a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by the employment start date.
  • Students who are ABD in a PhD program we strongly encouraged to apply.
  • A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by the employment start date is preferred.
  • Mentoring will be provided to support the development of candidates during the year.


  • Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Review will begin May 15, 2024.


  • Email Dr. Rungun Nathan, Search Chair, at with questions regarding the position.
  • Email Talent Acquisition at with questions regarding the application process.
  • In all emails, please write "Berks - Visiting ME Faculty" in the subject line.


  • Letter of application
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Diversity Statement
  • Names, addresses (including email), and phone numbers of three professional references


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion 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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