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Tenure Track Positions

Transportation Engineering: The Penn State Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure track/tenured faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in transportation engineering. All areas within transportation engineering will be considered, though candidates with expertise within the following areas are preferred: connected and/or autonomous vehicle operations, mobility data analysis, smart city applications, cyber-enabled simulation, and analysis of road networks using sensing and advanced technologies. The candidate will join a core group of faculty with established research programs in transportation safety, geometric design of highways and streets, transportation operations/traffic flow theory, infrastructure management, and statistical and econometric modeling of transportation systems.

The CEE department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 34 faculty members, 17 research scientists, annual research expenditures of $18 million, and U.S. News and World Report rankings of No. 13 and No. 21, respectively, for undergraduate and graduate programs in civil engineering. Department faculty members have received prestigious honors including many professional society awards, 12 NSF CAREER awards, and one NAE membership. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $1 billion annually. Penn State also has substantial outlets for interdisciplinary participation in transportation research through the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, as well as individual collaboration with faculty in the College of Engineering. Please see http://www.cee.psu.edu/ for additional information about the department and https://policy.psu.edu/policies/ac21 for definition of academic ranks and promotional opportunities of non-tenure track faculty.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in civil engineering or related field at the start of the appointment. In addition, the preferred candidate should have demonstrated teaching experience through academic courses, professional conference presentations, or related activities. Registration as a professional engineer is desirable. The successful applicant is expected to develop a research program leading to national and international recognition and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, up to three journal publications, and contact information for three references. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than Dec. 15, 2020. Review of applications will continue through February 2021. Apply to job REQ_0000007691 at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Non-Tenure Track Positions

Teaching Position for Senior-Level Capstone Course: The Penn State Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is pleased to invite applications for a non-tenure track faculty position to teach a senior-level capstone course in building design and other related courses in the structural engineering curriculum. The capstone course primarily includes structural engineering components, but also contains geotechnical engineering elements. Capstone courses are intended to help students prepare for a professional career by applying engineering fundamentals and decision processes to develop practical design solutions, effective written and oral communication skills, and teamwork skills.

The CEE department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 34 faculty members, 17 research scientists, annual research expenditures of $18 million, and U.S. News and World Report undergraduate program rankings of No. 13 for civil engineering and No. 16 for environmental engineering. Department faculty members have received prestigious honors including many professional society awards, 12 NSF CAREER awards, and one NAE membership. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty on collaborative projects, including teaching, research, and service. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $1 billion annually. Please see http://www.cee.psu.edu/ for additional information about the department and https://policy.psu.edu/policies/ac21 for definition of academic ranks and promotional opportunities of non-tenure track faculty.

Applicants should have several years of structural design-related experience and hold a master’s or doctoral degree in civil engineering at the start of the appointment. In addition, the preferred candidate should be licensed as a professional engineer and have demonstrated teaching experience through academic courses, professional conference presentations, or related activities.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, one or more recent peer-reviewed publications, and contact information for three references. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than Nov. 30, 2020. Review of applications will continue through January 2021. Apply to job REQ_0000007633 at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084