Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 2 weeks ago

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State Schuylkill is seeking a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology. Responsibilities include teaching three to four courses (12 credits) each semester. Courses will include introductory, lab, and upper-level Biology classes. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, and/or Saturday classes as needed.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the course, curriculum, and program development, advise students and provide career guidance, participate in campus, university, and community service activities, and engage in activities to stay current in the discipline. A Ph.D. in Biology is preferred, a master’s degree is required. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Evidence of potential in research and publication is preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.
How to Apply:

Apply by submitting a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, and list of three professional references.

Penn State offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plans, a 75% tuition discount for full-time employees, their spouse, and children to attend any Penn State campus, and paid vacation and sick days. Information about benefits is available here: https://hr.psu.edu/benefits

and a quick overview is available here:

https://hr.psu.edu/sites/hr/files/FacultyStaffBenefitsOverview-2024.pdf

Penn State Schuylkill, located in East-Central Pennsylvania, is a four-year campus of the Pennsylvania State University with a mission to provide affordable high-quality education, research that improves lives, and community engagement. With just over 600 students, the campus offers the advantages of a small college with all the resources of a major research university at their disposal. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience, are actively engaged in research, mentor students conducting undergraduate research projects. Penn State Schuylkill is located in scenic Schuylkill County with a low cost of living, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and easy access to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Closer medium and smaller cities include Hazleton, Lebanon, and Reading—each 30 miles away, with Allentown and Harrisburg being 40 and 50 miles from campus respectively. For additional information about Penn State Schuylkill, please visit our website at https://schuylkill.psu.edu.

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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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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.

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