Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering


The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME; in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, invites nominations and applications for a tenure-line Professor of Mining Engineering. The successful candidate should have an exceptional record of scholarship, previous academic or professional leadership experience (of at least 2 years), and be qualified for an appointment with tenure at Penn State. Requirements include a doctoral degree in Mining Engineering or a related field at the time of hire, as well as demonstrated teaching and research experience in mining and mineral engineering, or related fields. Candidates are expected to have a commitment to teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an internationally-recognized externally-funded research program, and contribute to the institution and profession through service. The successful candidate may be eligible to hold one of Penn State’s endowed chairs in Mining Engineering. EME is a unique interdisciplinary department that is home to Penn State’s undergraduate degree programs in Energy Business and Finance, Energy Engineering, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Environmental Systems Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. The department also offers MS and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Mineral Engineering with options focusing on each program area. Mining has a long and acclaimed history at Penn State focused on all phases of coal mining and mine health and safety, and now expanding into aggregates and critical minerals. The search committee is particularly interested in how a candidate would help grow and enhance the Mining Engineering program, including how they might interact and collaborate with the other academic programs in the EME department, as well as across the college, the university, and external sponsors. Interested candidates should upload, in a single pdf file: cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching interests; evidence of commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence (either woven through application materials or as a separate diversity statement); three sample publications; and names and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee chair, Dr. Shimin Liu, at Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should share this commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

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