Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology

Penn State University

Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Campus City:
Lehman, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre


Penn State Wilkes-Barre invites applications for Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology (title determined by candidate’s degree; fixed-term multi-year, two-year appointment, with option for renewal, 36 weeks) to begin August 2019. Responsibilities: Teach courses in subjects such as cell/molecular biology, genetics, environmental science, and bio-diversity 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 scholarly activities such as presenting at conferences and staying 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: M.S. in the biological sciences (e.g. Biology, Zoology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany). Ph.D. preferred. 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 experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Campus Information: Penn State 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 Wilkes-Barre is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students; about 20% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as nine baccalaureate degrees (Administration of Justice, Business, Corporate Communications, Electrical Engineering Technology, English, Information Science and Technology, Project Supply Chain Management, Rehabilitation & Human Services, and Surveying Engineering) and four associate degrees (Business Administration; Information Science and Technology; Letters, Arts & Sciences; and Surveying Engineering Technology). Students and faculty at Penn State Wilkes-Barre have all of 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 scholarship. Our students receive an excellent education delivered in a small campus setting. For more information about the campus, visit http://wb.psu.edu. For any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Lynda Goldstein, Associate Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Wilkes-Barre at lrg4@psu.edu. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to https://psu.jobs only; other materials pertinent to the position may also be included. Emailed application materials will not be considered. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Application review begins October 15, 2018 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088