Rail Transportation Engineering Faculty (Rank Open)

Pennsylvania State University, the Altoona College in Pennsylvania

Date Posted October 22, 2012

Transportation Engineering: Rail Transportation Engineering Faculty (Rank Open). The Pennsylvania State University, the Altoona College invites applications for a faculty position in Rail Transportation Engineering (rank open) beginning Fall 2013. The preferred qualifications for this position include an earned graduate degree in Engineering with experience in the railway engineering industry. A new Rail Transportation Engineering program seeks to expand its expertise in one or more of the following areas: construction and maintenance, operation and safety, or communications and signals. Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4,000 students offering 22 Baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of 180 Penn State Baccalaureate degrees. Degree offerings at Penn State Altoona will continue to expand. Only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Altoona College offers the advantages of small college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university. Applicants should present a record of evidence and potential effectiveness in teaching, research, and service. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, research, student recruitment and retention, and curricular development and assessment. Penn State Altoona offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. Applicants should send a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; and transcripts. Official transcripts and three letters of reference will be required at the time of an interview. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and accompanying materials electronically to businessandengineering@psu.edu in Word or PDF formats. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Non-electronic inquiries, applications, and additional materials should be sent to: Chair Search Committee for Rail Transportation Engineering, Penn State Altoona, Position A-37848, Elm Building, 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3760. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.