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Head, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications or nominations for Department Head. EME is a unique and innovative department within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences that is nationally recognized for its research in the areas of energy engineering; mineral resources; environmental science and engineering; and energy economics. EME is one of the few places in the United States that houses integrated engineering and business programs related to energy and mineral resources under one academic roof. The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative leader who is dedicated to excellence in research and education across multiple disciplines. The successful candidate will articulate a poised and ambitious vision for maintaining strength and cohesiveness in all of the Department’s programmatic areas; developing new initiatives and funding vehicles to enhance research and scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students; and promoting strategic initiatives within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, including enhancement of diversity and increasing engagement with external stakeholders and is expected to start as early as August 1, 2012. The candidate should demonstrate an exceptional record of scholarship and be qualified for appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor, with an earned doctorate in a field relevant to the Department. The EME Department has 32 faculty members, almost 200 graduate students, and 1200 undergraduate students. Undergraduate Engineering programs offered by the Department include Energy Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering (including Industrial, Health and Safety); Mining Engineering; and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. Undergraduate programs related to business and public policy include BS in Energy Business and Finance; and the online BA program in Energy Sustainability and Policy. EME’s graduate program also integrates students from a wide variety of technical and economic disciplines, with options in Energy Management and Policy; Environmental Health and Safety; Fuel Science; Mining and Mineral Process Engineering; and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. EME’s active research faculty are closely associated with the EMS Energy Institute (www.energy.psu.edu) and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (www.eesi.psu.edu). The Department is also actively involved in teaching general science education courses on energy, resources, and environment to non-science majors. Additional information about the Department can be found at (www.eme.psu.edu). Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Application materials should include a cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; vision statement; representative research papers; and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications should be submitted to: Professor Turgay Ertekin, Chair, Department Head Search Committee, Pennsylvania State University, 101 Hosler, University Park, PA 16802 (Email: eur@psu.edu)