Penn State University
- Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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- Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Behrend
- Plastics Engineering Technology
Plastics Engineering Technology Faculty Position: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position starting fall 2018. Qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of associate professor. Candidates should be committed to undergraduate education and participating in industry sponsored applied research. The position will be responsible for teaching courses in plastics mold rheology, mold design, and plastic part design. Prospective candidates should have a background with the topics described and ideally have experience with or a background in the plastics industry. Experience with plastics process simulation, plastics processing (such as injection, extrusion, or blow molding) and thermal analysis techniques are also desirable. A PhD in plastics, polymer, mechanical, materials, chemical engineering, or related field is required and a minimum of two years of industry experience is preferred. Penn State Behrend (http://www.behrend.psu.edu) is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State, located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, and prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 5,050 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. The School of Engineering has over 1,600 students in our ABET accredited programs. Erie, a metropolitan area of 280,000, is located on Lake Erie`s beautiful Presque Isle Bay. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, including Pennsylvania’s most popular state park. Erie County is a major industrial, medical, service, and tourism center, and is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Residents benefit from a rejuvenated Bayfront District while enjoying a modest cost of living and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the area. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please upload a complete resume, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names of three references.
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