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Pennsylvania State University Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the College of Engineering in University Park, Pennsylvania


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process (https://pennstateoffice365.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/KnowledgeBaseArticlesSharing/EfiwgKReZ4VAjprFZPKWUm0Bq_sU3KzTmERfpryq0esPKQ) . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

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The College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus invites applications for openings for tenure-track faculty members across all disciplines. Through highly ranked residential and online programming, we prepare current and future generations of students for impactful careers as practicing engineers, managers, researchers, educators, and community leaders. We provide innovative educational experiences and supportive programs designed to foster a more welcoming community. In collaboration with industry, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and other academic institutions and partners, our faculty lead research initiatives across all areas of engineering that create jobs, fuel economic growth, inform policy, solve global problems, and positively impact humanity.

We seek candidates eager to contribute within a community driven by impact and supported by the cornerstones of excellence, sustainability, social mobility, and equity. Through the College of Engineering Equity Action Plan—a strategic, sustainable iterative process to audit, evaluate, consult evidence, design (or redesign), and implement interventions to foster equity in engineering—we are committed to developing meaningful solutions to this critical challenge and to making significant strides toward a more diverse, inclusive community of belonging for all. Candidates focused on any discipline relevant to engineering are welcome to apply. We are also interested in candidates with an ability to develop successful research programs in collaboration with the various institutes at Penn State, such as the Materials Research Institute, the Institute of Energy and the Environment, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Social Science Research Institute, and the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences. We especially welcome applications relevant to Computer Science and Engineering and to Space Systems Engineering.

The Assistant Professor should possess a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related field by the appointment start date; must have demonstrated ability as a teacher or research worker; and must have shown definite evidence of growth in scholarly or professional achievement. The Associate Professor should possess the same qualifications as the Assistant Professor, but must also provide evidence of an established reputation in scholarly or professional achievement. The Professor should possess the same qualifications as the Associate Professor, but must also provide evidence of a substantial record of advanced research and of leadership in their field of specialization. This rank should be reserved for persons of proven stature in teaching and/or research.

These positions will be responsible for both research and teaching. To apply for tenure-track positions, please submit a cover letter indicating the department(s), program(s), and interdisciplinary research institutes of alignment for appointment, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions will advance Penn State's Commitment to Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, a statement on teaching, a statement on research, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references.

This search is being conducted at the college level and is led by Dr. Shelley Stoffels, Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Civil Engineering, and Dr. Enrique Gomez, Interim Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion and Professor of Chemical Engineering. The academic home and rank of the successful candidates will be determined during the hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with first-round reviews beginning on March 8, 2024, and future rounds continuing until positions are filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here (https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports) .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


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. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA