Assistant Professor of Biology- Penn State Beaver
Assistant Professor of Biology
Penn State Beaver invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2017, or as negotiated.
Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester that fulfill the requirements for the Biology degree as well as general education natural science requirements using traditional, hybrid and as pedagogically appropriate, online delivery methods. Courses include introductory level biology courses, as well as upper-level courses in plant biology, plant anatomy, plant physiology, and/or ecology. Experience in/ability to also teach courses in mycology (fungi) is preferred. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in high quality refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology (or related field) with specialization in botany/plant biology/plant ecology (willing to consider ABD). Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. 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. 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.
Penn State Beaver, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is a 100 acre suburban campus located 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and 20 miles north of the Pittsburgh International Airport with easy access to the excitement of the city and relaxation of the country. It is a mixed residential and commuter campus comprised of approximately 700 students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal including the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research supervised by faculty members, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. The campus offers baccalaureate degrees in Administration of Justice, Business, Communications, Information Sciences and Technology, Project and Supply Chain Management, and Psychology. The Business Department offers three options within the major: Marketing and Management, Accounting, Individualized. In addition students at the Beaver campus are offered the first two years of study for most of Penn State’s approximately 160 academic majors. The student body is largely comprised of traditional aged students, although the campus makes a concerted effort to expand programs for non-traditional students. For more information about Penn State Beaver’s Business Program visit http://beaver.psu.edu/academics. For more information about the campus, visit http://beaver.psu.edu/. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are required to apply online and upload 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 October 15, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.
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