LECTURER/ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

Pennsylvania State University-University Park

University Park, PA

ID: 7062441
Posted: November 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

DESCRIPTION
Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology (36 weeks contract, three-year appointment) to begin January 2020, with the possibility of reappointment, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach 24 credits annually of designated courses (3 – 4 credits each) in biology and bio-behavioral health. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, online, and/or Saturday classes as needed. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, University, and community service activities. Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline. Qualifications: A Master's degree is required. A Ph.D. in biology or a related field from an accredited institution is preferred. 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 is required, as is industry experience. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Programs are inter-college in nature, developed and taught by full-time Penn State faculty members across the Penn State Commonwealth Campuses. Penn State Greater Allegheny is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as eleven baccalaureate degrees and five associate degrees. Our residential campus is located southeast of Pittsburgh in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Students and faculty at Penn State Greater Allegheny have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. 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 to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://greaterallegheny.psu.edu/ Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson, Chief Academic Officer. Email: jxe117@psu.edu Telephone: (412) 675-9080. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins November 25, 2019, and continues until the position is filled.

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 at https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports.



 

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