Director – Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP)


Penn State’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) is seeking a Director for the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. HESE is a unique program that engages students from across the University in sustainable, high-impact ventures via research, design, and implementation of solutions in low- and middle-income countries. HESE provides students with opportunities to advance these projects through on-the-ground, in-country experiences. More information about the program can be found at The Director is expected to establish a strong record of research and engaged scholarship, as well as teach and advise students. In addition, the Director should form collaborations within SEDTAPP’s other vibrant programs, the College of Engineering, and other colleges and institutes at Penn State, and partner with other University entities to leverage a broad base of cooperation. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to seek and secure external funding. The Director will also be expected to collaborate with development offices to raise funds that will be critical to the success and continued growth of the program. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of collaborating across institutional boundaries and working with students, faculty, staff, and community leaders. Additionally, candidates should possess superior communication skills and have demonstrated experience in engaging students in curricular and co-curricular learning and activities. The Director position is a non-tenure track, fixed-term appointment. While an earned Ph.D. or equivalent is preferred, applications from exceptional candidates with an M.S. will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017 and applications will be received until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and contact info for three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, as well as a detailed portfolio of endeavors and their impact to the job posting. Questions should be directed to chair of the search committee, Dr. Maggie Slattery at

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088