Faculty Position in Hyperspectral Imaging and Water Resource Sensing

Penn State University
University Park, PA, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Doctorate
Apply By: 
ASAP

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (http://www.eecs.psu.edu) at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the broad area of imaging spectroscopy, or hyperspectral imaging (HSI), with research applications in water resource sensing. This search is part of a Penn State cluster hire in water resources (https://iee.psu.edu/water), and the successful candidate will assume a key role in interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations and be co-funded by Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment (http://www.iee.psu.edu/).

The HSI position will enhance the role of remote sensing in campus-wide efforts investigating water resources. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty on multidisciplinary projects through the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Sustainability Institute, Center for Climate Risk Management, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, Materials Research Institute, among others. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $900 million annually. The university is also one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships involving over 400 companies on an annual basis.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and sustain an outstanding research program and to be effective, inspiring teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a doctorate in electrical engineering, or a related discipline, completed before the start date of the position.

The University Park campus is located within State College, PA, which was recently ranked number 5 in a ranking of top college towns by the American Institute for Economic Research, and number 15 in a ranking of the Safest College Towns in America by Safewise. For more information visit www.statecollegepa.us and www.statecollege.com. Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with all the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring, and is a 3-4 hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.

We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three publications, and contact information for four references. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than February 17, 2020. Review of received applications will continue through March 2020.

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