Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3162599
  • Location: DuBois, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Biology

Penn State DuBois is searching for a Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Biology. This is a full-time, fixed term, teaching line faculty position (36-week position, with option for renewal to teach in the sciences beginning in 2022 for the start of the fall semester.

Penn State DuBois 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.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach introductory and upper-level courses in chemistry and biology. These courses require a strong understanding of introductory, distributed, and advanced biology and chemistry and the ability to teach mathematics, if needed. The successful candidate will serve the campus; will advise students and provide career guidance; collaborate in recruitment and retention of science students; participate in campus, university, and community service activities; engage in activities to stay current in the discipline. The expectation is that the successful applicant will use traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods as needed, and teaching assignments may require teaching day and evening as needed.

The successful candidate will be expected to support a diverse student body and campus community, including appreciating and respecting differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.

Qualifications: Successful applicants should have at a minimum an earned Ph.D. in chemistry or biology or a closely related field, or be an active candidate for a terminal degree, in an academic field related to their teaching specialization. Experience as a practicing professional in the science discipline is a plus, commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is desired. 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. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Campus Information: Penn State University 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.

Penn State DuBois, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is situated in north central Pennsylvania about seventy miles west of State College/University Park and one hundred miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It is a commuter campus comprised of approximately five hundred students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Since opening its doors in 1935, thousands of degree-seeking individuals have received a world-class education delivered in a friendly, small campus setting. The campus offers multiple Baccalaureate and Associate degrees, and the first 2 years of over 160 Penn State undergraduate degree programs.

Application: Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest for the position, curriculum vitae, contact information of three professional references, and a diversity statement that details how your teaching, service and/or professional development has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work); other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Please address inquiries related to the position to: Dr. Mary Mino, Associate Chief Academic Officer, Penn State DuBois Campus. Email: Telephone: 814-375-4707. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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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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