Penn State Behrend invites applications for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement, position in Biology to begin Fall 2023. This position will be at the rank of assistant teaching professor or lecturer (depending on qualifications.) Applicant should hold a Ph.D. in biology, genetics or other related field by the start date, ABD or MS considered. Responsibilities may include teaching upper-level genetics and evolution courses as well lower-level general education biology lecture and lab courses, and other courses in the biology curriculum as commensurate with degree and experience. Opportunities for scholarly activity; advising and mentoring students; and service to the school and college may be available. 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.
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. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.
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 (in partnership with the Magee Women’s Research Institute), Great Lakes ecosystem health and polymer engineering and 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 March 27, 2023 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled.
Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/3984915
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