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Director - Engineering Entrepreneurship program

Penn State’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) is seeking a Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP: http://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/eship). Located within the College of Engineering, SEDTAPP houses two of the nine clusters of the University’s Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI: https://www.enti.psu.edu/): Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (TBE) and Social Entrepreneurship (SE). ENTI, with shared governance directed by an inter-college team of faculty members of which the Engineering Entrepreneurship Director is one, engages students from across the University to develop entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mind-sets, with the TBE Cluster focused on technology-based products and businesses. The SE Cluster prepares students to effect sustainable and scalable social impact within marginalized communities in the United States and abroad and is managed by SEDTAPP’s Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. The E-SHIP Program is partnered with SEDTAPP’s Engineering Leadership Development Program to offer a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (ELIM: https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/eld/graduate-degrees.aspx). The Director is expected to establish a strong record of research and engaged scholarship, as well as teach and advise students. In addition, the Director should form collaborations within SEDTAPP’s other vibrant programs (see https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/); the College of Engineering; within ENTI and other colleges, institutes, and campuses at Penn State; and partner with other University entities to leverage a broad base of cooperation. The Director will engage with broader University initiatives on entrepreneurship and innovation, such as Invent Penn State (https://invent.psu.edu/), and with resources in the broader community that support a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. The surrounding environment is very supportive: State College is a robust college town that values entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. In 2016, Entrepreneur Magazine named State College as one of the top 10 entrepreneurial cities in the U.S. Its location in central Pennsylvania combines a good environment for families and professionals with easy accessibility to NYC, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and other metropolitan areas in the Northeast. Successful candidates will have demonstrated success in venture creation, start-ups, and/or product launch of technology-based ventures. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to seek and secure external funding. The Director will collaborate with development offices to raise funds that will be critical to the success and continued growth of the program. Candidates should have an established research agenda and demonstrated record collaborating across institutional boundaries and working with students, faculty, staff, and community leaders. Additionally, candidates should possess superior communication skills and have demonstrated experience in teaching and engaging students in curricular and co-curricular learning and activities. The Director position is a non-tenure track, multi-year fixed-term appointment. While an earned Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering or closely related field is preferred, applications from exceptional candidates with an M.S. or equivalent will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Salary and academic title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on February 15 and applications will be received until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and contact info for three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, as well as a detailed portfolio of companies and endeavors they have been part of and their impact to the job posting.

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Director - Engineering Leadership Development program

Penn State’s College of Engineering is seeking a highly qualified individual to lead its Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) Program (https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/eld/). The ELD Program, housed within the College of Engineering’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, is one of the pioneers in the field of Engineering Leadership Development with over 23 years as an 18-credit undergraduate minor. More recently, the program has expanded to include online offerings of the undergraduate engineering leadership courses, a Master of Engineering in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (ELIM: https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/eld/graduate-degrees.aspx), and residential and online graduate certificate and minor in ELIM. Elements of the ELIM graduate program will be extended to a proposed online Doctor of Engineering degree incorporating both technical courses and applied research, as well as professional skills development. The successful candidate should exhibit a drive to develop the next generation of engineering leaders, develop innovative educational programs, a willingness to critically examine programs, and to develop collaborations with companies and organizations that hire our students. The Director is expected to work with the College’s development office to secure funding sources to expand the impact of the program beyond its current scope. The Director will lead a team of two Associate Directors, an Assistant Research Professor, a full-time and several part-time instructors, and an Administrative Assistant. Additional faculty may be added as the program continues to grow. The Director is expected to establish a strong record of research and engaged scholarship as well as teach and advise students. In addition, the Director should form collaborations within SEDTAPP’s other vibrant programs (see https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/); the College of Engineering; other colleges, campuses and institutes at Penn State; and partner with other University entities to leverage a broad base of cooperation. Further, the Director should form collaborations with other university and engineering leadership programs found within industry, both in the U.S. and beyond. The candidate should have a minimum of ten years of successful management experience within an engineering organization, proven experience in teaching engineering or leadership topics at the university level or equivalent, and trained in or qualified to train personal development topics such as effective writing and presentations, assessment, engineering design, and critical analysis. In addition, candidates should possess superior communication skills and have demonstrated experience in engaging students in curricular and co-curricular activities and in seeking and securing external funding. A proven record of directing and publishing high impact research is also desired. An earned doctoral degree or equivalent in engineering or closely related field is preferred; however, applications from exceptional candidates with an M.S. or equivalent will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Director position is a non-tenure-line, multi-year fixed-term appointment. Salary and academic title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and applications will be received until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and contact info for three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, as well as a detailed portfolio of leadership and teaching experiences to the job posting.

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Director - Law, Policy, and Engineering program

Penn State’s College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and Penn State’s School of International Affairs are seeking a highly qualified individual to lead and coordinate its new Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) Initiative. The LPE Initiative is a collaborative effort between the College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and the School of International Affairs, and with an administrative home within the College of Engineering’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP). The initiative will advance Penn State’s mission of impacting the world and addressing major societal issues. Solutions to many of society’s challenges lie at the interface between engineering, policy, and legal constructs. The LPE Initiative will develop and offer an innovative and ambitious set of new degrees, certificates, and courses, supported by research and scholarly collaborations that will propel Penn State to national and international leadership. Penn State is uniquely situated to lead due to its internationally-recognized engineering programs and unusually nimble and interdisciplinary law school and school of international affairs. Our proposed new academic programs and offerings aim to prepare the next generation of leaders who can bring together knowledge of engineering, law, and policy to address complex issues. The core of these programs will be a new M.Eng. in Engineering, Law, and Policy (MELP) based in the College of Engineering. Resident and online delivery via Penn State’s highly-ranked World Campus of program components are expected. We also are working to develop joint degrees, certificate programs, and programs that allow engineering undergraduates to begin a law or international affairs degree as seniors. The successful candidate should exhibit a drive to develop nationally respected LPE programs recognized for innovative educational offerings, impactful research, and service to the University and Nation. The Director is expected to work with development offices to secure funding sources to ensure the impact of the LPE Program. The Director will lead a team of dedicated and affiliated faculty, full-time and several part-time instructors, which will grow as the program grows. The Director is expected to establish a strong record of research or scholarly activity as well as teach and advise students. In addition, the Director should form collaborations with SEDTAPP’s other vibrant programs (see https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/); the College of Engineering’s 12 academic departments; Penn State Law; the School of International Affairs; other colleges, campuses and institutes at Penn State; and partner with other University entities to leverage a broad base of cooperation. The candidate should have a minimum of five years of successful management experience within a relevant organization; proven experience in teaching engineering, law, or policy topics at the university level or equivalent; and be trained in or qualified to train personal development topics such as effective writing and presentations, assessment, and critical analysis. In addition, candidates should possess superior communication skills and have demonstrated experience in engaging students in curricular and co-curricular activities and in seeking and securing external funding. A proven record of directing and publishing high impact research is also desired. The successful candidate will have an earned Doctoral degree or equivalent in engineering or closely related field and/or a Juris Doctorate in law; however, applications from exceptional candidates with an M.S. or equivalent and additional relevant experiences will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Director position is a non-tenure-line, multi-year fixed-term appointment. Salary and academic title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019 and applications will be received until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and contact info for three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, as well as a detailed portfolio of administrative and teaching experiences.

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The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952