Prospective School of Science Faculty & Staff

Employment Opportunities

 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Part-Time Faculty Positions

 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2015. A Ph.D. in an environmental science or engineering area (e.g.: env. geochemistry, aqueous geochemistry, env. engineering, soil geochemistry, env. toxicology) is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills and interests in undergraduate education, and in mentoring undergraduate research in field and lab settings. The candidate should have the ability to develop a strong research program in their area of environmental expertise and participate in collaborative research with program faculty.

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 four-year majors in biology, chemistry, mathematics, math education, nursing, physics, and general science.

The new interdisciplinary major in Environmental Science at Penn State Behrend has a strong emphasis on natural and environmental resources in the Great Lakes region, environmental considerations related to Pennsylvania’s growth in energy production, and national and international environmental topics. The program is currently housed in the School of Science and fosters collaboration across the School’s other science programs. This hire will join with faculty from the biology, chemistry, geography, and geoscience programs to lead the growth of environmental science within the College. The successful candidate will contribute to upper-division courses in the major (Environmental Chemistry & Analysis; Water Resources Geochemistry; Soil Environmental Chemistry; Sediment Geochemistry; an interdisciplinary Capstone course), as well as to introductory science courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization.

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.

To apply for this position, please click on Penn State Jobs.  Choose Campus:  Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Type of Job:  Academic Jobs, see Job #53931.  Submit four documents 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, 3) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts and 4) teaching and research statements including a brief explanation of suitability of research at 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 November 17 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.