Tenure-Track Plastics Engineering Technology Faculty Position
Applications are invited for a Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Plastics Engineering Technology program starting in the fall 2020 term. Applicants should be dynamic individuals with a passion for research and teaching, and preferably have industry experience working with the application of polymers in plastic products. A successful candidate is expected to have a strong fundamental understanding of polymer science and polymer characterization methods (mechanical and analytical), which should be complemented by experience in the specification of thermoplastic materials to match a product need. Linking this relationship of polymer chemistry and microstructure to the property profile developed in a manufactured part is a key criterion for this position. The candidate should be committed to working with students and developing an externally-funded research program. A doctorate degree in plastics engineering, polymer science, materials science or chemical engineering or a related field is required. Management or project management experience as an engineering professional is preferred. Excellent communication skills are essential. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science) and an on-campus childcare center. With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who join our commitment both to teaching and scholarship, to nurturing the total student, and to valuing and supporting respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. A U.S. News & World Report recognized undergraduate engineering school, the School of Engineering houses ten ABET accredited bachelor`s degrees, two ABET accredited associate degrees, four minors, two certificates, and one graduate degree. The school prides itself in rigorous undergraduate education for our 1800 students, emphasizing practical experiences that prepare our graduates for professional practice and graduate school. There are many opportunities for undergraduate students to engage with faculty in funded undergraduate research. More than 95 percent of graduates are employed in field within one year after graduation. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health, energy & sustainability, and polymer science. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion 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 inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year-round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie's cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please upload a cover letter, complete CV, a brief statement of teaching and research and the names of three references.
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