Instructor of Engineering - Pennsylvania State University in Schuylkill Haven Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State University

Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 17972

United States

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Instructor of Engineering

Penn State Schuylkill invites applications for a faculty position in Engineering, Instructor, one-year renewable appointment, 36 weeks.  This is a Fixed-Term appointment funded through June 30, 2015 with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Starting Date:  August 2014, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities:  Teach four courses (12 credits) a semester in engineering mechanics, engineering design, basic mathematics, and related courses, using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in engineering or Masters in Engineering with PE; ABD considered.  Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is desired. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is required. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

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 Schuylkill is a campus of The Pennsylvania State University. This is a residential and commuter campus serving nearly 1,000 traditional and nontraditional students. Located near Schuylkill Haven in east central Pennsylvania, it is close to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. The 100-acre campus has 150 full-time and part-time faculty and staff. The campus features state-of-the-art computer and science labs, multimedia classrooms, the Ciletti Library, a student/community center, a physical education building, and playing fields. Penn State Schuylkill offers baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Administration of Justice, Information Sciences and Technology, Psychology, and a B.S. for Registered Nurses. The campus also offers the first two years of course work leading to more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate programs; associate degrees in Business Administration, Human Development and Family Studies, Letters, Arts and Sciences, and Radiological Sciences; and minors in Business, Civic and Community Engagement, Information Sciences and Technology, Psychology, Sociology, and Theater. Penn State Schuylkill boasts one of the most diverse student bodies in the Penn State system; the campus has been designated an “International Campus” by the university because of its preparedness to welcome international students.  For additional information about our campus and the college, visit the campus web site at

Application:  To apply, submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as a PDF file to; a Microsoft WORD file is acceptable. Your social security number should not be included in the information submitted.  Finalists will be asked to provide letters of reference.

Inquiries:  Dr. Stephen R. Couch, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill; E-mail: SRC@PSU.EDU; Telephone: 570-385-6100.  

Closing Date:  Application review begins November 1, 2013 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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


Keyword Phrases

  • Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume