Asst. Prof of Practice in IE and Engineering Management

Asst. Prof of Practice in IE and Engineering Management

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

About Alvernia University 

Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country. 

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for the development of the mind, strong technical training in many high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage. 

Alvernia University ranks in the top 100 among 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, and we are recognized as a College of Distinction for our commitment to engaged experiential education. 

Job Summary

Alvernia University’s School of Engineering invites applications for an Industrial Engineering faculty position at the Assistant Professor of Practice level to start in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2024. The successful candidate will also direct the Master of Science in Engineering Management as part of the position. Successful candidates will (1) hold an MS or Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, or a related discipline by their start date, (2) demonstrate the potential to educate and mentor students, and (3) have a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, and general Engineering; advise and mentor students; and perform service at the Department, College, and University levels. Additionally, for the Engineering Management program, they will develop curriculum and courses, hire and manage adjunct faculty, ensure the quality of the program, and help prepare for and then maintain accreditation. The candidate will become an integral part of expanding the undergraduate and graduate offerings of the School of Engineering over the next several years.

Expertise and focus on Industry 4.0, operations research, robotics, quality engineering, manufacturing, and/or biomedical applications is preferred but not required. This position will be heavily focused on teaching and service. The position is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is not eligible for remote work. This position is not eligible for tenure but is eligible for promotion. For purposes of pay scale, this position will follow the directives of the “Professional Specialist” designation, as outlined in the faculty handbook.


The School of Engineering currently offers BS degrees in Mechanical-, Electrical-, and Industrial Engineering, with more undergraduate and graduate programs planned over the next few years. The School of Engineering resides in the new CollegeTowne campus in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania. This 250,000 ft2 building houses engineering, business, and health science programs minutes from the main campus.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply on the Alvernia website with a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (5) names and contact information for at least three references. The search committee may later contact listed references to request letters of support.

All applications received before January 1, 2024, will receive full consideration. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Alvernia University is seeking candidates who are committed to excellence of inclusion through working with all constituents of the entire Alvernia community. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.