Monday, January 30, 2017

Pennsylvania State University Department Head

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for an innovative, visionary leader as Department Head.  The Department is interdisciplinary, diverse, and dedicated to the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible recovery, processing, and utilization of earth resources.  It is internationally recognized for its research in the areas of energy, energy business and finance, and environmental science and engineering.  The successful candidate should have an exceptional record of scholarship, previous academic or professional leadership, be qualified for appointment with tenure, be committed to promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the department, be dedicated to increasing the diversity of our faculty and students, and be supportive of College-wide initiatives.  Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  A wide spectrum of graduate and undergraduate degree programs cover the whole life cycle of energy and mineral resources, including Energy, Business and Finance; Energy Engineering; Energy Management and Policy; Environmental Health and Safety Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Fuel Science; Mining Engineering; Mining and Mineral Process Engineering; Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering; and an online program in Energy and Sustainability Policy.  The Department has 31 faculty members, 121 graduate students, and 1388 undergraduate students, and sponsored research of more than $6M.  Additional information about the Department and the closely associated Institutes of Energy and the Environment can be found at the following web sites: and  Review of applications will begin 9 January 2017 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Applicants should submit:  1) a letter describing how they would lead the Department and contribute to its research, teaching, and service mission; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three to five referees.  These materials must be submitted electronically.  Questions can be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor David Stensrud, at


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