Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Harrisburg
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology


Penn State Harrisburg, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering with a fall semester 2020 starting date. We are seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of Mechanical Engineering (e.g., thermal/fluids, solid mechanics, robotics, combustion, manufacturing, machine design, etc.) Candidates should be qualified to teach and develop courses in the core curriculum of a mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology programs. Candidates are expected to engage in research and scholarly activities, participate in school/college/university and professional service, assist with ABET accreditation processes, and advise students. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills, potential to perform lab development activities, and the ability to foster graduate and undergraduate research. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering is required by time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with industrial expertise and teaching experience. Information about the College can be found at The College offers ABET-accredited BS degree programs in CE, EE, EET, ME, MET, and SDCET, in addition to MPS, M.Eng, and other graduate degree programs. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Supplemental materials, including copies of transcripts, statement of teaching and research interests, samples of recently published work and reference letters may also be uploaded if the candidate chooses to do so.

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