Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer in Biology

Pennsylvania State University



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.
  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.
  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure line, 36-week position in Biology to begin Fall 2022. This position will be at the rank of assistant teaching professor or lecturer (depending on qualifications.) Applicant must hold a M.S. degree or higher in biology, microbiology or other health-related field by the start date. Responsibilities will include teaching lower-level microbiology lecture and lab courses, and other courses in the biology curriculum as commensurate with degree and experience. Candidates with the ability to contribute to anatomy and physiology courses or upper-level virology/public health courses are desirable. Additional duties include performing scholarly activity; advising and mentoring students; and service to the school and college. Faculty members are expected to promote and advance Penn State Behrend’s commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. After an initial two-year appointment, the position is renewable, contingent upon enrollment demands and job performance.

Penn State Behrend, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners.

The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. The school supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women’s health, energy and sustainability, and polymer science.

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area’s economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend.  Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure.  Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It’s easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living. 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

All applicants must apply online and submit four documents at time of application:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references

  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts

  • One page teaching philosophy

Application materials received before January 24, 2022 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled. Employment will require successful completion of standard background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

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Erie, PA

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.
  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.
  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure line, 36-week position in Biology to begin Fall 2022. This position will be at the rank of assistant teaching professor or lecturer (depending on qualifications.) Applicant must hold a M.S. degree or higher in biology, microbiology or other health-related field by the start date. Responsibilities will include teaching lower-level microbiology lecture and lab courses, and other courses in the biology curriculum as commensurate with degree and experience. Candidates with the ability to contribute to anatomy and physiology courses or upper-level virology/public health courses are desirable. Additional duties include performing scholarly activity; advising and mentoring students; and service to the school and college. Faculty members are expected to promote and advance Penn State Behrend’s commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. After an initial two-year appointment, the position is renewable, contingent upon enrollment demands and job performance.

Penn State Behrend, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners.

The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. The school supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women’s health, energy and sustainability, and polymer science.

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area’s economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend.  Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure.  Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It’s easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living. 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

All applicants must apply online and submit four documents at time of application:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references

  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts

  • One page teaching philosophy

Application materials received before January 24, 2022 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled. Employment will require successful completion of standard background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

Erie, PA

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