Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 4593298
  • Location: Lemont Furnace, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Lecturer (master level) or Assistant Teaching Professor (doctoral level) in Biology

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus invites applications for Lecturer (master level) or Assistant Teaching Professor (doctoral level) in Biology. This is a full-time, 36 week, limited-term, multi-year (3-year) appointment beginning August 2024 or as negotiated with excellent potential for re-appointment.

Responsibilities: Teaching each semester (fall and spring). Teaching assignments may include, but are not limited to, courses and laboratories in microbiology, cell/molecular biology, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and general biology using a range of traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods as needed. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in scholarship to stay current in the discipline. Some of these duties may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes or attending an occasional weekend event, as needed.

Qualifications: This position requires a Master level for Lecturer or Doctoral level for Assistant Teaching Professor in the biological sciences (e.g. Biology, Zoology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany). 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. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching microbiology, cell/molecular biology, and/or nutrition. Because Penn State Fayette is committed to enhancing the diversity of its campus community, an ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required, and candidates who can contribute to this imperative are encouraged to apply.

Application: Applicants must provide a letter of application including a description of teaching approach and a current vita directly to the online Penn State job search site at All application materials should be uploaded at the same time of application. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Charles Patrick, Chancellor-CAO, Penn State Fayette. E-mail: Phone: (724)430-4200.

Penn State Fayette is committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus. Candidates who can contribute to this imperative are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important as Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Penn State Fayette is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students. Multiple baccalaureate and associate degrees are offered as well as the coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors. Students and faculty at Penn State Fayette have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere with a low student/faculty ratio that facilitates mentorship and individualized attention.

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