Job ID: 146198

New Faculty Searches in Mechanical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2020
Title New Faculty Searches in Mechanical Engineering
University The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, United States
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2020.
Position Start Date August 2021/Negotiable
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Human Factors Engineering/Ergonomics
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park is pleased to invite applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured positions anticipated in mechanical engineering at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. The Department will consider all areas pertinent to the mechanical engineering discipline.

The Department is home to more than 58 faculty, 350 graduate students, and 750 undergraduate students. The faculty conduct in excess of $20M per year of funded research across a broad spectrum of traditional and emerging areas. Penn State actively encourages and provides resources for interdisciplinary research collaboration through university-level institutes primarily focused on materials, health, and energy. The Department offers separate B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in mechanical engineering including online graduate programs in mechanical engineering and in additive manufacturing and design. The Department has a deep commitment to work-life balance, a strong appreciation for diversity and inclusion, and family-friendly programs for faculty. Further information on the Department can be found at:

Successful applicants will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly research and will have expressed strong interest in engineering education. Qualification for the position is a doctorate in engineering or a related field that must be completed by the start date in the position. Those considered for the Associate and Full levels must demonstrate an established record in research. The successful candidates are expected to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and to contribute to the operation and promotion of the department, college, university, and profession through service.

Nominations and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Screening of applicants will begin on October 1, 2020. Applicants should submit the following documents: Cover letter, statement on teaching, statement on research, statement on diversity addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance Penn State’s commitment to inclusivity, curriculum vitae, copies of 1-3 key publications, and names and addresses of five professional references. Apply at….

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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.

  • Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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Contact Information

  • ME Faculty Search Committee
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    The Pennsylvania State University
    137 Reber Building
    University Park, PA 16802-1412
  • 814-865-2519
  • 814-865-1280


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