Prospective School of Science Faculty & Staff

Employment Opportunities

 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
 

Part-Time Faculty Positions

 

 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2016. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience is desirable. Teaching duties will include organic chemistry, biochemistry and upper-level courses commensurate with background and experience. The candidate should have the ability to develop a strong research program in organic, bioorganic or biochemistry and have demonstrated skills and interests in undergraduate education and mentoring undergraduate research.

Penn State Behrend is a four-year, primarily undergraduate college of Penn State University with approximately 4,400 students and thirty-four baccalaureate majors. The College is committed to balance between teaching and research. The School of Science offers bachelor degrees in biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, math education, nursing, physics, and general science.

Erie Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing.
 

All applicants must apply online at http://psu.jobs (Job #59077) and submit five documents 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, 3) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, 4) one page teaching philosophy and 5) one to two page research statement summarizing your proposed research, including a brief explanation of its suitability for an undergraduate college. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin G. Kociolek, Director, School of Science at kociolek@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 5 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 

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Part-Time Faculty Positions

The School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has a need for part-time Instructors in astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geoscience, geography, mathematics, and physics for fall (August) and spring (January).  These positions are dependent upon class enrollments; enrollments of less than 9 students may necessitate canceling the class and position.  Salary is competitive.  Responsibilities include using a syllabus and course materials approved by the School of Science to teach courses offered in our baccalaureate programs.  A Master of Science degree or higher is required; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching including use of current technology; and evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

To apply for this position, please click on PSU Jobs.  Choose Campus:  Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Type of Job:  Academic Jobs, see Job #54368.  Submit three documents 1) letter of application documenting qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two references who can speak to your teaching abilities. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin G. Kociolek, Director, School of Science at kociolek@psu.edu. 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.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.