Penn State Behrend, School of Sciences

Position ID: Behrend-ATPLM1 [#23959]
Position Title: Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer in Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Erie, Pennsylvania 16563, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/11/28)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer in Mathematics

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position in mathematics to begin Fall 2024. This position will be filled at the rank of lecturer or assistant teaching professor depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. A M.S. degree or higher in mathematics 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 calculus for engineering technology students, commensurate with degree and experience. The successful candidate is expected to: engage in scholarly activity; advise and mentor students; and perform 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 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 the 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.

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.

All applicants must apply online and submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae including contact information for three references
  • One- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Application materials received before Dec 11, 2023, will receive primary consideration. The 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