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Mining Engineering faculty - Job Number 67236

Faculty Announcement:  The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME; http://www.eme.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in mining engineering to begin July 1, 2017. The Department is vibrant and growing with 35 faculty members and about 1500 undergraduate and 140 graduate students.  Faculty conduct funded research in excess of $6M per year.  There are four ABET accredited undergraduate engineering programs in the Department: 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 making it a home for engineering, business and policy issues related to energy, resources and sustainability. At the graduate level, the department offers MS and PhD degrees in Energy and Mineral Engineering and 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. The successful applicants will help to build and maintain excellence in Penn State’s Mining Engineering program; and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students at the MS and PhD levels, and carry out an active research program in his/her area of specialization. 

Candidates must have, at the time of appointment, a doctoral degree in mining engineering or a closely related discipline. The successful candidates for these positions will have a strong background in surface or underground mining and at least one other associated focus area such as cost analysis, geostatistics, ground control, health and safety, mine systems, or ventilation. Research or practical experience in the industrial minerals or stone/sand/gravel sectors is highly desirable.  Preference will be given to candidates with industrial experience and with a professional engineering registration. The successful candidate should demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills. Although the search is aimed at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels, more senior candidates with well established and robust research portfolios may be considered. Demonstrated willingness and ability to establish an externally funded research program, conduct independent research, and publish scholarly research are expected.  Endowed professorships to support early career and more senior faculty in mining engineering will be available to suitably qualified candidates.

Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae with educational background and employment history, (2) a list of peer reviewed and other technical publications, and a synopsis of completed or in-process research projects; (3) a statement concerning research and teaching interests; (4) names and addresses of at least three referees together with a brief summary of the referee’s relationship to the candidate; and (5) samples of refereed publications.  Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, JK9@psu.edu.  Review of applications will begin January 3, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

Assistant Professor in Energy Engineering - Job Number 66377

The 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 assistant professor position in the field of energy engineering. The Department is vibrant and growing with 35 faculty members, about 125 graduate students, and 1500 undergraduate students. The faculty conduct funded research of $6 M per year. 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 sustainability 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. The successful candidate will be an active member of the energy engineering program (http://www.eme.psu.edu/eneng). Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in an energy related engineering discipline. Some postdoctoral experience is preferable but not required. The successful candidate should demonstrate strong communication/presentation skills with the ability and willingness to establish a strong externally funded research program, conduct independent high-quality research, publish in leading scholarly journals in the area of carbon capture sequestration and utilization/fuel conversion/renewable/sustainable energy science and engineering, particularly addressing challenges and opportunities in the area of carbon capture, storage and utilization/water-energy nexus. The candidate must have the ability to effectively teach undergraduate energy engineering courses including thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, chemistry of fuels, and energy science and engineering laboratory. The successful candidate is also expected to develop and teach graduate courses in areas such as energy conversion technologies, carbon capture, sequestration and utilization, energy-water related areas, as well as engaging in collaborative research projects with members of university institutes, such as the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (http://www.psiee.psu.edu), the Materials Research Institute (http://www.mri.psu.edu) and the EMS Energy Institute (http://www.energy.psu.edu). Applications should include: 1) a cover letter highlighting qualifications for the position; 2) a curriculum vitae including educational background, employment history, and a list of peer reviewed publications and other technical papers; 3) statements of research and teaching interests; 4) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. Submit applications electronically as a single PDF file addressed to: Chair of Energy Engineering Faculty Search Committee. Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.