Distance Education Coordinator

Graduate Program in Acoustics
College of Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

Penn State Job Number 33130

The Graduate Program in Acoustics is accepting applications for the position of Distance Education Coordinator focused generally on graduate-level acoustics education and specifically on maintaining and strengthening its unique program of delivering Acoustics courses to adult learners worldwide. The opening is a fixed-term, multi-year non-tenure track faculty position with the option of renewal.

Responsibilities include teaching graduate level acoustics courses for both residence and distance education students; recruiting, advising, and retaining students, to include tracking progress towards degrees; identifying, contacting, and working with industrial and government partners that employ distance education students; marketing and management of the distance education program; supervision of other staff members associated with the distance education program; and working to ensure a positive climate for all acoustics students.

Successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Graduate Program in Acoustics and will have some residence education responsibilities in addition to primary focus on distance education.

Qualifications for this position will include an earned Ph.D. in Acoustics or a closely-related area and excellent interpersonal and E-awareness skills for working with students and faculty members. Teaching experience at the university level, particularly distance education, is strongly desired, as well as a recognized technical expertise in one of the following areas: medical ultrasound, architectural acoustics, noise control, aeroacoustics, physical acoustics, ocean acoustics, signal processing, transduction, acoustic nano-devices and materials. This position is focused on acoustics education. However, there will be excellent opportunities to develop and participate in ongoing research activities at Penn State in both the College of Engineering and/or the Applied Research Laboratory, particularly during the summer months. The qualifications and goals of the successful candidate will determinethe details of the appointment, including academic rank and salary.

The position will be available beginning Spring semester 2011. Review of applicants will begin on October 25, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter highlighting a philosophy of education and qualifications for the position, a resumé, and contact information for at least three references.

Materials should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Victor W. Sparrow, c/o Michelle Barnyak, 233 Hammond Building, University Park, PA 16802. (Parallel electronic submission of materials would be greatly appreciated to vws1@PSU.EDU.) Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Posted 10/01/10

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