Assistant Teaching Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Penn State

University Park, PA

Job posting number: #7104660

Posted: July 6, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both laboratory and lecture courses, teach and manage online courses, help develop an online course portfolio of undergraduate courses, advise students, and may also have the opportunity to participate in departmental research initiatives depending on the candidate’s interest and departmental needs. Service to the department, college, and university is expected as well.

Education and Experience Requirements

A Ph.D. in materials science and engineering is required by the effective date of employment.

Demonstrated knowledge of effective pedagogical strategies, as well as excellence in teaching.

Experience in the materials science and engineering discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and interest in teaching ceramic processing.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted electronically and should include the following:

A curriculum vitae

A statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests

The names and contact information of three references.

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 also provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

This is a 48-week, non-tenure line faculty appointment, funded for one year from the date of hire, with an excellent possibility of renewal.

Penn State is one of the largest materials research institutions in the United States, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) is an international leader in materials education and research. The MatSE Department consists of 29 faculty members, 200 graduate students, and 370 undergraduate students. Research programs span the many sub-disciplines of materials science and engineering with more than $16.3 million expenditure in 2017. Steidle Building, which houses the MatSE Department, recently underwent a $52 million renovation that provided new laboratory space, educational labs, office and meeting space, and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, the Materials Research Institute supports state-of-the-art facilities for characterization, synthesis, nanofabrication, and computation. These facilities are co-located in the new Millennium Science Complex. Penn State hosts several federally and industry sponsored centers, including the NSF-Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) for Nanoscale Science, NSF-Materials Innovation Platform (MIP), Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials (2DLM), NSF-Center for Dielectric and Piezoelectrics (CDP), and Center for Innovative Metal Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D).


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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