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Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for a faculty position in Biology, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks), to begin August 2016, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses (9 credits) per semester in biology and related topics using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Applicants should be able to teach courses in introductory biology, physiology, and anatomy. Teaching assignments may also include a general overview course in biobehavioral health, a research strategies course, and courses that emphasize the application of neurobiology to behavior and health. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research with publication in refereed journals and participation in professional organizations. In addition, candidates will be expected to participate in course, curriculum, and program development; advise students and provide career guidance; and participate in campus, university, and community service activities.

The successful candidate will be participating in a new baccalaureate program in biobehavioral health offered in collaboration with Penn State New Kensington, and will work collaboratively with faculty at the New Kensington campus to deliver a portion of the curriculum to both campuses using a variety of distance delivery methods. For more information about Penn State New Kensington, please visit www.nk.psu.edu.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Biology with an emphasis in physiology and/or neurobiology. 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 University 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 Greater Allegheny is comprised of 10 campus buildings located on 53 acres in the scenic Monongahela Valley in Allegheny County, PA, the historic area that gave rise to America’s steel industry. The campus is eleven miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. The campus also is less than fifteen minutes from the Waterfront development in Homestead, PA. The Waterfront typifies Pittsburgh’s regional economic re-birth. The City of Pittsburgh offers ample opportunities for campus engagement with the community consistent with the University’s chartered land grant mission. Penn State Greater Allegheny is a green, tree-lined location, providing a traditional academic campus. It sits between the residential Borough of White Oak, PA, and the city environs of McKeesport, PA and is bordered by the 258-acre Renziehausen Park. A residential campus, Penn State Greater Allegheny serves a diverse student body of approximately 700 students. The campus provides students with 220 updated residential units. We offer baccalaureate programs in Administration of Justice; Business; Communications; English; Information Sciences and Technology ; Letters, Arts and Sciences; and Psychology ; and the first two years of more than 160 Penn State degrees. Internships, service learning, international topics, and honors study are integrated into many courses. Additional information on the campus is available at greaterallegheny.psu.edu.

Inquiries about the position should be made to: Dr. John Peles, Interim Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Greater Allegheny. E-mail: jdp12@psu.edu. Telephone: 412-675-9052.

Applicants are required to submit 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.

Application review begins October 30, 2015 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Apply to Job No. 59280 at http://apptrkr.com/659507

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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.

Source: Nature Jobs

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