Department Head

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State College of Engineering seeks a visionary leader and highly accomplished scholar to serve as the next Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department Head and invites applications, inquiries, and nominations. As the home of the first industrial engineering program in the world (established in 1908) IME at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently recognized as top programs in the country thanks to a diverse faculty, exceptional students, ever-evolving curricula, world-class facilities, and extensive research and outreach efforts that are aimed at improving the design, production, and delivery of products and services. The new head will build upon the considerable strengths of the department to further extend Penn State’s impact on the next generation of leaders in industry, research, academia, and beyond. IME is one of 13 departments and degree programs within the highly ranked Penn State College of Engineering. Under the leadership of Dean Justin Schwartz, who joined the College in August 2017, the College has outlined a bold vision for the future that emphasizes impact on society and embracing the challenges facing humankind, redefining multidisciplinary activity, and engaging globally. Plans include expanding research and graduate education, taking a national leadership role on equity and inclusion, and implementing a new master plan for buildings and infrastructure. As a member of the College’s leadership team the IME head will play a critical role in the realization of the College’s vision and in the execution of the plan. Reporting to the dean, the head is responsible for visioning, strategic planning, operations, finances, academic affairs, external relations, and advancement. In addition to having credentials that merit a tenured appointment as a full professor in the College, the successful candidate will be a collaborative leader committed to strengthening the department’s education, research, and service missions and will possess the scholarly record, leadership skills, strategic capacity, and entrepreneurial spirit to advance the department. Additional essential qualifications include successful administrative experience (ideally in a university environment), the communication and interpersonal skills to engage a broad range of internal and external constituencies effectively, a strong record of forging interdisciplinary partnerships, and a sincere commitment to equity and inclusion. Penn State is a public, land grant, research-intensive university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, Penn State has a threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. Annual enrollment at its 24 campuses totals more than 100,000 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. A full leadership profile may be found here: Nominations, confidential inquiries, and applications (to include a CV, letter of interest and five (5) references) should be sent via email to Penn State’s consultants, Suzanne Teer and Elizabeth Bohan, at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by August 23, 2019.

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