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Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology
Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted Apr. 5, 2019
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology
University Pennsylvania State University
Schuylkill Haven, PA, United States
Department Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Biology - General
    Biology - Microbiology

Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology

Penn State Schuylkill invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology, Tenure-Track, 36 weeks to begin August 2019, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach eighteen credits per academic year (approximately three courses per semester), including general biology and microbiology classes with upper level specialty courses within the field. Contribute to the intellectual and social life of the campus, its community engagement mission, and the local community. Pursue a research agenda that serves the needs of the region and is recognized through publication in peer-reviewed journals. Courses are delivered using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Contribute to the intellectual and social life of the campus and local community. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or related field. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment, engagement with fellow faculty members in ways that contribute to a scholarly community on campus, active leadership in campus life, and engagement in the community through outreach activities and research that address regional needs are required. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the use of instructional 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.

Campus Information: Penn State Schuylkill 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; students build strong relationships with faculty and are involved in clubs, research, community service, and intercollegiate athletics. Students can complete one of 14 four-or two-year degrees at the campus or the first two years of 275 Penn State degrees.

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. For additional information about Penn State Schuylkill, please visit our web page at

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Cory Scherer, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill. E-mail: Telephone: (570) 385-6066. 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 April 2, 2019 and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background checks in accordance with University Policy.

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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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