Penn State Behrend, School of Sciences

Position ID: Behrend-ATFLM [#17674]
Position Title: Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer in Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Erie, Pennsylvania 16563, United States [map]
Application Deadline: none (posted 2021/05/10)
Position Description:    

Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer in Mathematics

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a full-time, two-year, non-tenure track position in Mathematics to begin Fall 2021. This position will be at the rank of assistant teaching professor or lecturer (depending on qualifications.) A masters degree or higher in mathematics, statistics, or related quantitative/applied field is required. Responsibilities include
  • Teaching algebra and trigonometry through second-year calculus
  • Other courses may include linear algebra, differential equations, or introductory statistics (commensurate with degree and experience)
  • Perform scholarly activity
  • Advising and mentoring students
  • Service to the school and college

After an initial two-year appointment, the position is renewable, contingent upon enrollment demands and job performance.

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.

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.

The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. The school supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health, energy and sustainability, and polymer science.

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area's economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It's easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living.

With your application, please upload four documents
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references
  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • Teaching statement

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position will require the successful completion of standard background check(s) in accordance with University policy.

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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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