Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus-Assistant Professor

Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus-Assistant Professor

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor

Penn State Beaver invites applications for Engineering, Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor; multi-year appointment (rank determined by qualifications) for three (3) years with the potential for renewal. This is a 36 weeks to begin July 1, 2022, or as negotiated.

Penn State Beaver is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Teach lower-division engineering courses for majors, including engineering design, statics, thermodynamics, dynamics, strength of materials, and independent studies for the maker lab. Instruct 12 credits of undergraduate courses each semester using various delivery methods including asynchronous web (online), synchronous video conferencing, face to face, and hybrid. Delivery method is determined by the Director of Academic Affairs and is normally predominantly face to face. Ability to foster student success for diverse student population in terms of college readiness and interest in teaching engineering using real-world examples and applications preferred.

Participate in professional development and in course, curriculum and program development. Engage in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Advise students to transition to other PSU campuses after two years to enter their major as upper division students. Participate in campus, university, college and community/field service.


Ability to support diverse student body and campus community, including appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and in physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.

A commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment and an interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and various delivery modes of teaching are expected. Prior college-level teaching experience is preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is expected. Demonstrated experience in product development/commercialization , technical problem solving, project management, and application of philosophical problem solving methodologies such as TRIZ is preferred. Professional Engineering (PE) registration is required. Demonstrated experience with basic CNC programing and

milling operations, and the ability to foster and maintain a culture of machine shop safety is preferred.

A master's degree or doctorate in engineering or related field from an accredited institution is required. Expertise in both the use of and training engineering students in the appropriate use of software such as Creo, Ansys, MATLAB, VCare Pro, and Microsoft Office required.

Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Beaver is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 550 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 9 baccalaureate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the Beaver campus, visit

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs,

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit one pdf document that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, optional recent student teaching evaluations, the contact information for 3 or more references (letters are not required); and a 1-page diversity statement that details how your teaching, service and/or professional development has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work).

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