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New Faculty Position in Energy Engineering - Job Number: 59640
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 150 graduate students, and 1600 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.
Candidates for the position must hold a doctoral degree in an energy related engineering discipline. Some post-doctoral 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 biofuel conversion/renewable/sustainable energy science and engineering, particularly addressing challenges and opportunities in the water-energy nexus. The candidate must have the ability to effectively teach undergraduate energy engineering courses including 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 energy and fuels, and 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 (www.psiee.psu.edu), the Materials Research Institute (www.mri.psu.edu) and the EMS Energy Institute (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 at http://www.psu.jobs addressed to: Chair of Energy Engineering Faculty Search Committee. Review of applicants will begin on January 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.