Polymer Engineering and Science Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Penn State Behrend invites applicants for a tenure-eligible Engineering faculty position starting Fall 2019 at the rank of either Associate Professor or Professor. The candidate will be expected to lead the curricular, administrative, and cultural development of the newly proposed undergraduate Polymer Engineering and Science (PES) Program and teach undergraduate courses in the area. The candidate should maintain an active research program and lead intra-campus program development per the Behrend Research Strategy. A candidate with experience transitioning academic research to commercial application and technical expertise in Polymer Mechanics, Polymer Composites and Rheology is preferred. The candidate must be willing to mentor junior faculty and have a strong existing network in both the academic and industrial polymer communities that can lead to collaborative research programs. Applied research and collaboration with local industry are highly valued as part of Penn State Behrend's Open Lab initiative. Candidates with prior teaching and/or industrial experience are valued. A Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Polymer Science, or a closely related field that is obtained prior to the start date, is required. Penn State Behrend ( is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, and prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 5,100 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. The School of Engineering has over 1,800 students in our ABET accredited programs. Erie, a metropolitan area of 280,000, is located on Lake Erie`s beautiful Presque Isle Bay. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, including Pennsylvania's most popular state park. Erie County is a major industrial, medical, service, and tourism center, and is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Residents benefit from a rejuvenated Bayfront District while enjoying a modest cost of living and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the area. 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 research and the names of three references via this site.

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