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Faculty Job Opportunities

Non-tenure Track

Director of Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Penn State’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) is seeking a Director for the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. HESE is a unique program that engages students from across the University in sustainable, high-impact ventures via research, design, and implementation of solutions in low- and middle-income countries. HESE provides students with opportunities to advance these projects through on-the-ground, in-country experiences. More information about the program can be found at sedtapp.psu.edu/hese. 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, the College of Engineering, and other colleges and institutes at Penn State, and partner with other University entities to leverage a broad base of cooperation. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to seek and secure external funding. The Director will also be expected to collaborate with development offices to raise funds that will be critical to the success and continued growth of the program. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of 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 engaging students in curricular and co-curricular learning and activities. The Director position is a non-tenure track, fixed-term appointment. While an earned Ph.D. or equivalent is preferred, applications from exceptional candidates with an M.S. will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017 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 endeavors and their impacts. Questions should be directed to chair of the search committee, Dr. Maggie Slattery at mjs436@psu.edu.

Apply to this job at https://psu.jobs/job/69532.

Tenure-Track

Faculty Line in Humanitarian Materials Engineering and Design

Applicants are being sought for a new tenure-track faculty line in Humanitarian Materials Engineering and Design at Penn State. This position will leverage Penn State’s strengths in Materials Research and Application, Architecture, and Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. Given the dynamic and cross-disciplinary nature of this position, candidates may have a formal education in engineering, design, architecture and other closely-related disciplines. Materials, Engineering, and Design, and their impacts on innovation are at the forefront of numerous Penn State. There is a rapidly growing network of faculty across campus converging on themes such as integrating modern computing, digital design, and fabrication technologies with traditional building processes and materials to tackle housing and urban problems in developing countries. The surrounding environment is also very supportive: State College is a robust college town that values entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. Activities include a recent $30M investment in the “Invent Penn State” initiative and, recently, 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 young professionals with easy accessibility to NYC, Washington, DC, and other metropolitan areas in the Northeast. The primary appointment of this interdisciplinary position will depend on the background of the successful applicant. We expect the candidate to develop a research and educational program focused on grand challenges such as global health, clean water, shelter, food security, and affordable energy. The program must target the needs of communities in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to teaching regularly-scheduled courses and advising students, the candidate will acquire and maintain extramural funding to support research and engagement programs. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students at the University as well as external stakeholders like nonprofits, industry partners, the UN, and government agencies is required. Applicants should have a rich portfolio of field-based research, engagement, and entrepreneurship in low-resource settings. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate measurable and tangible evidence of impact in their previous work. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research as well as a detailed portfolio of endeavors and impacts. Questions can be directed to Dr. Esther Obonyo at eao4@psu.edu and Dr. José P. Duarte at jxp400@psu.edu.

Apply to this job at https://psu.jobs/job/67150

 

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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

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