Corporate/Part-time/Adjunct Faculty: Advanced Manufacturing (ADMA)

About Harrisburg University:

Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities, locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today’s economy.


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering innovative academic and research programs in science and technology that respond to local and global needs.  The institution fosters a diverse community of learners, provides access and support to students who want to pursue a career in science and technology, and supports business creation and economic development.

About ADMA at HU:

Harrisburg University is actively seeking Full-time, Corporate Faculty (Adjunct) or Visiting Faculty for positions in Advanced Manufacturing (ADMA).  The ADMA Program offers a unique combination of hands on activities to deliver the current technologies such as Automatous Robots, Robotics, System Integrations, Internet of Things (IoT), Simulation, Additive Manufacturing, Cloud Computing, Augmented Reality (AR), Big Data, and Cybersecurity, Digital Twins, Compliant Robots,

Industrial Networking, Material Testing, Nano Fabrication and the mainstreaming of New Processes. The program is centered on hands-on activities to provide a practical understanding of processes, equipment, software and materials. The scope of the

Advanced Manufacturing Program is to follow the Cradle to Grave Gated Engineering Life Cycle used at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, providing structure for work and a sense of social responsibility.

We are seeking exceptionally qualified individuals who can teach and apply high quality courses while guiding and leading applied research initiatives. Specific areas of interest, listed in the order of their sequence in the program:


  • Microcomputer Applications in technology
  • Manufacturing Technology and Society
  • Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Applied Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Computer Assisted Drawing
  • Basics of Manufacturing Simulation
  • Computer Assisted Product Design & Rapid Prototyping
  • Non-Metallic Materials and Processes
  • Introduction to Digitally Enhanced Manufacturing
  • Industrial Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Designing and Rapid Prototyping with Solid Modeling
  • CAD/CAM and Industrial Robots
  • Application of CAD/CAM and Industrial Robots
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Programmable Logic Controllers & Integrations
  • Manufacturing Automated Systems (CIM/FMS)
  • Simulation of Systems and Integrations
  • Application of Advanced Manufacturing

ADMA is a flexible and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the ability to produce simple and complex solutions to issues in manufacturing; Communicate research-based information in oral and written formats to both Advanced Manufactures and non-manufactures; Collect and analyze data gathered from industry and industrial-related issues; Evaluate the ability to analyze metallic and nonmetallic materials needed to produce prototypes and advanced manufacturing solutions; and, Create solutions that support global awareness and ethical decision making when resolving issues.


Harrisburg University seeks dedicated professionals who have the experience and desire to work in an active and collaborative environment that stresses high quality service delivery, entrepreneurial spirit and close contact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents. HU is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in this context. The university is seeking exceptionally qualified individuals who can teach high quality courses and lead applied research initiatives.

Interested candidates should have:

  • Earned a Ph.D. in Technology, Industrial Engineering or a closely-related field with BS and MS degrees in STEM are encouraged to apply
  • Ability to initiate and supervise interdisciplinary applied projects
  • Some experience in teaching and performing industry assignments
  • Interest in synthesizing and integrating knowledge from diverse areas of work from different locations in the world


Candidates interested in pursuing this opportunity should forward a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and research statement to the attention of:


Erin Hill, Executive Recruiter

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

326 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101



Harrisburg University at a Glance:

  • Only science and technology-focused comprehensive university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
  • Private, non-sectarian, nonprofit, urban, teaching university
  • Located in the city of Harrisburg
  • Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: December 12, 2001
  • Chartered by Pennsylvania Department of Education: January 20, 2005
  • Inaugural class arrived August 29, 2005
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, June 22, 2009
  • 300 full- and part-time employees
  • Signature 16-story, $73 million, state-of-the-art Academic Center.


Student Population:

  • The University’s total student enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students: 6,469 as of November 9, 2018.
  • Undergraduate Student Body: Approximately 50% female, 55% minority
  • 98% of our students demonstrate financial need
  • Ranked in top 20 of US News & World Report’s ethnic diversity category for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • HU places 92% of its graduates in family-sustaining careers in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
  • HU undergraduate student average debt upon graduating is $7,000 less than the national average student education debt.



  • Full-time faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree: 100%
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees awarded in Analytics, Biotechnology and Biosciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Interactive Media, Management & eBusiness, Geospatial Technologies, and Integrative Sciences
  • Master of Science Degrees awarded in Analytics, Information Systems Engineering & Management, Learning Technologies, Computer Information Sciences, Project Management & Healthcare Informatics.
  • PhD awarded in Data Analytics – first student cohort began in Fall 2017.
  • Trimester system.


Institutional Leadership:

A 30-member, independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees led by an Executive Committee governs Harrisburg University. The Board of Trustees delegates authority for day-to-day operations to senior management.


Notes of Distinction:

  • First private nonprofit science and technology-focused institution chartered in the Commonwealth since Carnegie Mellon University
  • Educational framework is competency-based, applied and experiential
  • Offers Central Pennsylvania’s only master’s degrees in IT Project Management, or Learning Technologies
  • The University is a Project Management Institute® registered education provider
  • Home to the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, The Consumer Insights Research Lab, The Government Technology Institute, The Geospatial Technology Center and The Food Science and Technology Center.
  • Co-PI on NSF-funded ADVANCE grant focused on the recruitment, retention, and development of women academics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Institutional Affiliations & Partnerships:

  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP)
  • Consortium agreements with Penn State and St. Francis University
  • Articulation agreements with Harrisburg Area Community College, Community College of Baltimore County & Lehigh Carbon Community College.


About Harrisburg:

Located in a dynamic downtown setting, Harrisburg University connects people to a diverse and exciting community. In 2010, Money Magazine ranked Harrisburg as one of the nation’s top “Up and Coming Cities.” In 2009, the Harrisburg area was rated 12th in the “Best Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Forbes Magazine ranked Harrisburg as 5th among America’s most livable cities in 2010. And the area was named #2 among America’s best places to raise a family. More than 600,000 residents call the Harrisburg region home, making it the 52nd largest statistical metropolitan area in the nation.


Harrisburg is also home to the Capitol of the Commonwealth of PA. Located in the heart of a thriving, bustling downtown, HU is connected to Strawberry Square, a downtown shopping, dining and office complex that serves as the student center. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, which also neighbors HU, hosts an array of theatrical and concert events, in addition to displaying a rotation of mesmerizing exhibits throughout the year. Nearby Restaurant Row, and City Island, also provide countless dining, shopping, sporting and other entertainment options. We have teamed with a local developer to renovate nearby building that now serve as dormitory space. The scenic nature areas along the nearby Susquehanna River offer a relaxing escape from classes. Concerts, art festivals and shows also take place along the city’s river walk. Museums, fitness clubs, theatres and minor league baseball games are but a few of the entertainment options the HU community can take advantage of on any given day.