Faculty Position in Engineering Science and Mechanics

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
Engineering Science and Mechanics


The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Penn State has openings for three new tenure-track Assistant Professors, though exceptional faculty at higher ranks may be considered. ESM’s strategic research areas are aligned with those of the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, the Materials Research Institute, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. Applicants are sought with interdisciplinary inter-ests in areas related to computational and experimental mechanics; infrastructure integrity; nano and bionano science and engineering; electronic, optical, and photonic materials and devices; advanced manufacturing techniques; energy harvesting as well as energy-efficient materials and processes (e.g. artificial synthesis); engineered biomimicry; human health and biomedicine; and neural engineering. The ESM Department comprises 29 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 2 fixed-term faculty, 11 affiliated graduate faculty, and 130 graduate students. Introduced in 1956, the undergraduate Engineering Science program (130 students) is the Honors program for the College of Engineering, requiring a senior research and design thesis. Faculty research emphasizes the intersection of disciplines, particularly in emerging areas. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.esm.psu.edu. A Ph.D. in an engineering science-related discipline, and evidence of outstanding scholarly accomplishments in research and education are required. Successful candidates will be expected to build an internationally-recognized research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and engage in service across the University and to external professional communities. Nominations and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Screening of applicants will begin on September 15, 2016. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) two relevant publications, and (5) contact information for four references.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088