Mining and Geological Engineering, Mining/Geological - Mining Engineering
Professor and Program Chair in Mining Engineering
The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME; http://www.eme.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, invites nominations and applications for a tenure-line faculty and program chair position in Mining Engineering. The successful candidate should have an exceptional record of scholarship, previous academic or professional leadership experience, and be qualified for an appointment with tenure. Requirements include a doctoral degree, as well as demonstrated teaching and research experience in mining and mineral engineering, or related fields. Applicants with a professional engineering license and industrial experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to have an excellent record of peer-reviewed publications and an externally funded research program. The candidate will be expected to provide leadership in expanding the Mining Engineering program and related industrial partnerships, conduct world-class research, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and supervise graduate students at the MS and Ph.D. levels. The successful candidate may be eligible to hold one of the 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 the candidate's vision for ways that Mining Engineering program can interact and collaborate with the other academic programs in the department and also across the college and university. Applications materials should include, in a single pdf file: cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching interests; discussion of the candidate's vision for the Mining Engineering program; 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. These materials must be submitted electronically to psu.jobs. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee chair, Dr. Shimin Liu, at email@example.com. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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