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Structural Acoustics Engineer: University Park, PA

Careers at the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University

WE Are…

Located in the heart of Happy Valley, State College, PA, The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University Center of Excellence in Defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce. We are searching for Flow Acoustics and Structural Acoustics Engineers, under either the staff engineering track or Faculty track, for our Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Office. Your responsibilities for each position will vary.

WE Offer…

Employment at ARL includes many benefits and rewards, including:

  • Professional Development
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • 75% Tuition Discount for you and your family
  • Safe and Diverse Community
  • College Sporting Event Mecca
  • World-Class Entertainment Facilities and Events
  • Cultural Events
  • Good Public Education System
  • Activities for All Stages of your Life

What YOU Need to be Successful…

The engineer track positions require a Bachelor's degree (MS or PhD preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Acoustics. The faculty track positions require a Master's degree (PhD preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Acoustics. Experience requirements are different for each position.

You will be subject to a government security investigation and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. These are one-year, fixed-term renewable appointments.

Electronically apply for the above jobs at:

Flow Acoustics Engineers, Structural Acoustics Engineers apply online at - Faculty Track - Faculty Track - Engineer Track - Engineer Track

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on other positions at ARL, visit our web site at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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