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Assistant Professor of Plastics Engineering Technology

Company: Pennsylvania State University
Location: Erie
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: + CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday. + CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.+ If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click "Apply" and complete the application process for external applicants (https://hr.psu.edu/sites/hr/files/Application\_Process\_for\_External\_Applications\_Non-Penn\_State\_Employees\_.pdf) .JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:Penn State Behrend invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position in plastics engineering technology starting fall 2022. Candidates should be committed to undergraduate education, research, and service to the university. The position will be responsible for teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: polymer melt rheology, mold design, polymer melt processing (including injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, and/or extrusion), plastic part design, thermodynamics, and/or heat transfer. The selected candidate must be able to work in a collaborative environment and establish a research program that integrates undergraduate student experiences. Applied research and collaboration with industry are highly valued as part of Penn State Behrend's Open Lab initiative. A Ph.D. degree in plastics, polymer, mechanical, materials, chemical engineering, or related field is required by appointment date.Penn State Behrend is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. 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.Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area's economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It's easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living. The Pennsylvania State University 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.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please upload a cover letter, complete CV, a brief statement of teaching, and the names of three references. This position requires the successful completion of standard background check(s) in accordance with University policy.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: 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. EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, 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.Federal Contractors Labor Law Poster (https://affirmativeaction.psu.edu/files/2022/01/Federal-Contractors-Labor-Law-Poster.pdf) PA State Labor Law PosterPenn State Covid-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements (https://hr.psu.edu/careers/covid-19-vaccine-reqs) Penn State is committed to the health of our local and global communities. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements. Click on Penn State Covid-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements (https://hr.psu.edu/careers/covid-19-vaccine-reqs) to learn about the requirements as well as general COVID-19 information at Penn State.Affirmative Action (https://policy.psu.edu/policies/hr11) Penn State PoliciesCopyright Information (https://www.psu.edu/copyright-information) HotlinesErie, PA

Keywords: Pennsylvania State University, Erie , Assistant Professor of Plastics Engineering Technology, Education / Teaching , Erie, Pennsylvania

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