Monday, January 30, 2017

Physics/Engineering Sabbatical Replacement, Penn State Greater Allegheny

Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for an Instructor in Engineering, (1-year appointment, sabbatical replacement, 36 weeks) to begin August 2017, or as negotiated. Teaching responsibilities (12 credits or equivalent each semester): Introductory courses in engineering, mechanics and/or physics. Courses may include some combination of the introductory calculus-based physics sequence (Mechanics, and Electricity and Magnetism), and engineering courses such as Dynamics, Strength of Materials, and Engineering Thermodynamics. The successful candidate will advise students, provide career guidance, and participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Minimum qualifications: Masters degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field. Doctorate in Engineering and previous teaching experience are preferred. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is desired, with preference given to candidates who are willing to adopt active-learning strategies and other reformed teaching techniques already in use at the campus. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins February 15, 2017 and continues until a suitable candidate is found. For information about the campus, visit, and for information about academics and Penn State, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Kurt Torell, Associate Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Greater Allegheny. E-mail: Telephone: (412) 675-9052. Campus Information: The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Greater Allegheny is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. Situated eleven miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, PA, the Greater Allegheny campus sits between the residential Borough of White oak, PA, the urban environs of McKeesport, PA, and the 258-acre Renziehausen Park. A residential campus, Penn State Greater Allegheny serves a diverse student body. The campus provides students with 220 updated residential units. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors are offered at Penn State Greater Allegheny. In addition, the campus offers baccalaureate programs in Biobehavioral Health, Business; Communications; English; Information Sciences and Technology; Letters, Arts and Sciences; Project and Supply Chain Management; and Psychology. Internships, service learning, international topics, and honors study are integrated into many courses. Students at Penn State Greater Allegheny have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. The faculty are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to students and are actively engaged in research. Students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting, and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.