Penn State Behrend, School of Sciences

Position ID: Behrend-APM [#18946]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Position Location: Erie, Pennsylvania 16563, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2021/11/08, finished 2023/05/13, listed until 2022/11/08)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in pure mathematics at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August, 2022. Responsibilities will include teaching both lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses in mathematics, commensurate with education and experience. Typically, the base teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty is 18 credits per academic year with the potential for some variation.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics by the start date. At least one year of undergraduate teaching experience is required.

Duties also include maintaining an active research program in pure mathematics, with components which are accessible to undergraduate research students. Faculty members are expected to promote and advance Penn State Behrend's commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Penn State Behrend, 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.

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 (in partnership with the Magee Women's Research Institute), Great Lakes ecosystem health and polymer engineering and 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 in the region, 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.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

All applicants must apply online and submit five documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references
  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • One page teaching philosophy
  • One- to two-page research statement summarizing proposed research, including a brief explanation of its suitability for an undergraduate college.

Application materials received before December 13, 2021 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State Behrend
School of Science
4205 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563