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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering Department

John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (http://www.eme.psu.edu) at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant Professor position starting August 2013 in the field of renewable/sustainable energy engineering. The Department is vibrant and growing fast with 33 faculty members, about 175 graduate students, and 1400 undergraduate students in six undergraduate programs. Four ABET accredited undergraduate engineering programs in Energy Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering along with two undergraduate programs in Energy Business and Finance and Energy and Sustainability Policy are housed in the Department making it a home for engineering, business and policy issues related to earth and energy. At the graduate level, the department offers MS and PhD degrees in Energy and Mineral Engineering with options in energy management and policy, environmental health and safety engineering, fuel science, mining and mineral process engineering, and petroleum and natural gas engineering

Successful candidate for the position must hold a doctoral degree in energy related Engineering discipline. Some post-doctoral experience is preferable but not required. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential to establish an outstanding externally-funded research program in the area of renewable/sustainable energy (solar, wind, biomass etc.) science and engineering and must have the ability to teach effectively undergraduate engineering courses including thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The candidate will also be expected to teach graduate courses in energy related areas over time. All faculty are encouraged to collaborate with other energy and earth- related faculty associated with research institutes such as Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and Environment (www.psiee.psu.edu) and Materials Research Institute (www.mri.psu.edu) within the University.

Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and list of publications; (2) a statement concerning research and teaching interests; (3) names and addresses and emails of at least three references. Send applications at the earliest via regular mail or electronically to: Dr. Sarma Pisupati, Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 126B Hosler Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA; E-mail: sxp17@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin in mid-April 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

The Endowed Leone Family Chair in Energy and Mineral Engineering

The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME; http://www.eme.psu.edu) in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a faculty position at the full professor level. The candidate will also hold the John and Willie Leone Family Chair in Energy and Mineral Engineering. EME is home to Penn State’s undergraduate degree programs in Energy Business and Finance, Energy Engineering, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Environmental Systems Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. At the graduate level, the department offers MS and PhD degrees in Energy and Mineral Engineering with options in energy management and policy, environmental health and safety engineering, fuel science, mining and mineral process engineering, and petroleum and natural gas engineering. With the support of the Leone Endowment, the EME department is strengthening its combination of engineering/physical science and business education and research in a variety of energy fields.

The successful applicant for the Leone Chair is expected to further scholarly excellence through contributions to instruction, research, and public service that fosters a combined business and engineering education. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervise graduate students at the MS and PhD levels, and pursue a world-class research program in his/her area of specialization and the integration of business and engineering.

The successful candidate should be an accomplished international scholar with a sustained record of professional achievement; possess an outstanding research and publication record, teaching, and/or industrial leadership record; have demonstrated ability and willingness to establish and lead externally funded research programs; and have an earned PhD in either an energy-related engineering/physical science or business discipline or the combination thereof. The candidate should be either an engineer/physical scientist with extensive business experience or a business expert with in-depth knowledge of energy, technology, and engineering; have superior communication, collegial, and interpersonal skills; possess leadership ability in building interdisciplinary teams for collaborative research; demonstrate an ability to motivate and inspire faculty and students in the integration of engineering and business; be an individual who thinks broadly about energy and minerals and the associated environmental, health and safety, and management challenges; and exemplify the ideals promoted by the Leone Family gift. Potential candidates with high-level engineering/physical science and business experience in an energy-intensive industry are encouraged to apply. Penn State has added at least 25 new faculty in energy in the last three years (http://www.psiee.psu.edu, and http://www.psiee.psu.edu/publications/EnergyReport.pdf). EME has hired seven new faculty under this initiative. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to collaborate with other energy-related faculty in the EME Department, the EMS College, and across the University.

Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and publications; (2) a statement concerning research and teaching interests as well as the integration of business and engineering education; (3) names and addresses of at least three referees; and (4) samples of refereed publications. Send applications at the earliest via regular mail or electronically to: Chair of the Leone Chair Search Committee, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 117 Hosler Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA; Fax: (814) 863 5709; Email: rjohns@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin in early January 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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