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Tenure-Line

All ranks - Engineering Design program

We seek creative, dynamic applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, or full) who will add new ideas, courses, programs, research, funding, and excitement to the Engineering Design program (DESIGN, www.edp.psu.edu) within the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP). Penn State is investing more than $300M in new engineering buildings that will transform the educational and research capabilities of SEDTAPP and DESIGN. These facilities include new multi-use design studios, “cornerstone to capstone” maker spaces, new research labs, and SEDTAPP faculty offices. The surrounding area is also very supportive: State College is a robust college town that values entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. Its location in central Pennsylvania combines a good environment for families and young professionals with easy accessibility to New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and other metropolitan areas in the Northeast. New faculty will join a diverse team that is actively pursuing new initiatives in education, research, and service in cross-disciplinary methods of design that apply to most fields of engineering. In addition to traditional engineering design concentrations, applicants with backgrounds in computing, manufacturing, built environments, biomedical applications, cognitive psychology, engineering education, and other emerging areas are encouraged to apply. Collaborations with other departments in engineering and other colleges are strongly supported. Design experience in industry is desirable. The DESIGN faculty teach undergraduate and graduate courses and offer graduate degrees in engineering design. Successful candidates will become an integral part of the graduate faculty and should form collaborations with SEDTAPP’s other vibrant programs (see https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/). Joint appointments with other departments are possible. DESIGN faculty represent many disciplines and collaborates across departments and colleges. Current research and teaching activities include: Design thinking, Design cognition, Design decision-making Industrial design, Interaction design, Integrated systems design, Design theory and methodology, Design for human variability, Design–build service projects, Sustainable design, Design ethics Machine learning, Design for additive manufacturing, Resilient construction, Design of sociotechnical systems, Humanitarian engineering, Social entrepreneurship and Engineering education. Candidates must have an earned doctorate prior to their start date in a field that is appropriate to support research and teaching in engineering design and be comfortable working in interdisciplinary settings. Evidence of excellent teaching ability is required. In addition to an application letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references, the applicant must submit both research and teaching statements that demonstrate how their interests and experiences align with those of DESIGN. For additional information, please visit: www.edp.psu.edu.If you’re looking to learn more about the Engineering Design program, we will be hosting our fourth Penn State designXchange during which participants will interact with design faculty across the university, learn about our ongoing design research and engage in a design activity facilitated by a prominent design guru. See design.psu.edu for more details. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit materials at psu.jobs/91618 by December 1, 2019, although materials will be accepted until the selection process is complete. 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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Law, Policy, and Engineering initiative

Penn State’s College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and Penn State’s School of International Affairs are engaging in a joint cluster hire of multiple faculty for its new interdisciplinary Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) Initiative. The LPE Initiative is administratively housed within the College of Engineering’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) and is a strategic collaborative effort between all three disciplines to meet Penn State’s mission of impacting the world and addressing major societal issues. Solutions to many of today’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 cross-disciplinary 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 and public policy schools. Our proposed new academic programs and offerings will prepare the next generation of leaders and experts who can bring knowledge of engineering, law, and policy together to address complex issues and implement sustainable solutions that require combined engineering, law and policy experience and interdisciplinary scholarship. The first of these programs will be a new resident M.Eng. in Engineering, Law, and Policy (MELP) based in the College of Engineering. Online delivery of program components are expected via Penn State’s highly-ranked World Campus. Successful candidates should exhibit a drive to teach, support the development of innovative nationally respected LPE academic programs, pursue impactful interdisciplinary research, and engage in service to the University and Nation. Successful candidates will become an integral part of the graduate faculty. Joint appointments with other engineering departments are expected, and candidates should form collaborations within SEDTAPP’s other vibrant programs (see https://www.sedtapp.psu.edu/); the College of Engineering; 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. Penn State’s College of Engineering strives to build a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for students, staff, and faculty. We rely on the expertise, sensitivity and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment within our community. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs. We are inspiring change and impacting tomorrow. Candidates must have an earned Doctorate degree in engineering or a closely related field, that is appropriate to support research and teaching in LPE prior to the start date; be successful working in interdisciplinary settings; and demonstrate ability to seek and secure external funding. Evidence of excellent teaching ability is required. Applications are invited for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professor levels. Salary and academic title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2019 and applications will be received until positions are filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and contact info for three professional references, curriculum vitae, and statement of research and teaching interests. 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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Non-Tenure-Line

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The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities 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