Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2562934
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology

Penn State Lehigh Valley invites applications for a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology; full-time to begin August 2022. This 36-week appointment is a limited-term (multi year) non-tenure line position, funded for 2 years from the start date, with good chances of renewal.

Responsibilities for the position will include but not be limited to:
  • Teaching twelve credits each semester, which might include General Biology lectures and labs, Microbiology lectures and labs, Ecology lectures and labs, and/or Anatomy and Physiology lectures and labs
  • Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, night and/or weekend classes as needed
  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected

This position will be filled as either a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor rank. A Master's degree in Biology or closely related field is required to be appointed as a Lecturer; a Ph.D. is required to be considered as an Assistant Teaching Professor. Prior college-level teaching experience required. Experience in undergraduate research preferred. Interest in active and collaborative learning is an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found. All application materials must be submitted online through our career site. Hard copies and email applications will not be accepted.

This position requires the successful completion standard background checks in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Within the Penn State system, Penn State Lehigh Valley is a student-centered commuter campus of approximately 1,000 students. The campus is centrally located in the Lehigh Valley and within easy commuting distance of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Students and faculty at Penn State Lehigh Valley have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention.

Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State`s historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace.

For more information about the campus, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Anibal Torres Bernal, Ph.D., Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Lehigh Valley, email:

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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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