New Faculty Searches in Mechanical Engineering 2017-18

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering


The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to invite applications for tenure-track positions anticipated in mechanical engineering at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. The Department will consider all areas pertinent to the mechanical engineering discipline. The Department is home to more than 60 faculty, 300 graduate students, and 1300 undergraduate students. The faculty conduct in excess of $25M per year of funded research across a broad spectrum of traditional and emerging areas. Penn State actively encourages and provides resources for interdisciplinary research collaboration through university-level institutes primarily focused on materials, health, and energy. The Department offers separate B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in both mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering, including online graduate programs in mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, and advanced manufacturing and design. Further information on the Department can be found at: Successful applicants will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly research and will have expressed strong interests in engineering education. Qualifications for these positions include a doctorate in engineering or a related field. The successful candidates will be expected to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and to contribute to the operation and promotion of the department, college, university, and profession through service. Nominations and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Screening of applicants will begin on October 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement on teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four professional references who are academics at the rank of Professor. Please submit these four items in one pdf file electronically.

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