ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Tenure-track Appointment - Penn State Berks
Penn State Berks invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering to begin August 2014.We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person to teach a broad range of courses for undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering. We are looking for applicants with a specialization in the area of fluid and thermal systems OR in the mechanics and systems area. Candidates should demonstrate the following abilities: to innovate and adopt various teaching methods in the classroom; to develop and teach suitable labs; to use and integrate software for in-class instruction, homework and projects; and to involve and guide undergraduate students in applied research and capstone design projects. They will develop a personal research agenda and be willing to collaborate with other faculty in the Division. Applicants should demonstrate potential for research and publication. Qualified candidates will possess potential for outstanding teaching, research, advising and service. Applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented on engineering faculties are encouraged.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, with the ability to teach three courses (approximately 9 credits/semester). In addition, the candidate will be required to advise students and serve on department, college and university committees, among other activities.
Inquiries:E-mail Dr. Rungun Nathan, Search Chair, at email@example.com. Please write “ME Faculty” on the subject line.
Please e-mail application materials as a single PDF file to Ms. Joann Devich, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application materials should include: a cover letter indicating how you match the advertised position; a CV or resume; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research; and the names, addresses (including email), and phone numbers of three references.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review will begin December 1, 2013. Please visit our website.Penn State Berks offers the collegiality and intimacy of a small college and the strength of a well-respected research university. Penn State University is committed to Affirmative Action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Tenure-track Appointment - Penn State Berks
Biochemistry is part of the Division of Science in a growing undergraduate college of Penn State University. The Science Division currently offers a three B.S. degrees: Biology (with options in General Biology and Genetics & Developmental Biology), Biochemistry (with options in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), and Science (with options in General Science and Life Science). These programs allow students interested in science to graduate from Berks with a Bachelor’s Degree. Penn State Berks places student learning as its central mission with increasing attention to first-year seminars, a common reading program, communication across the curriculum, undergraduate research, and learning communities. The College is characterized by its commitment to innovative pedagogies and instructional technologies that actively engage students in their education and encourage them to take increasing responsibility for learning. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
The position involves teaching biochemistry laboratory and lecture as well as other courses that fit within the needs of the College and the candidate’s expertise. The biology, biochemistry, and chemistry faculty work collaboratively to enhance learning for all students and frequently rotate the courses taught among all members of the faculty. The position requires a program of original research publishable in peer-reviewed journals that will involve undergraduate students in the research enterprise. An ideal candidate will possess a willingness to create and deliver hybrid and online courses and to be involved in the growth of the biochemistry degree. The successful candidate will be a team-player willing to work together to ensure the highest quality education for Berks’ students. Service to the College, the community, and the profession is expected.
A Ph.D. in either biochemistry or molecular biology is required with a preference for those candidates with teaching experience and post-doctoral training. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected including developing online and hybrid courses and conducting research that involves undergraduate students. The candidate must support the College’s mission of enhancing undergraduate learning through engagement while encouraging individual growth, cultural awareness, ethical decision-making, and civic responsibility. Enthusiasm for learning and a willingness to continually develop as a teacher are critical qualifications. Salary is competitive.
Start Date: August 2014
Applications: Submit application materials by email to Deb Moller, email@example.com.
Application materials should be submitted as one document and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and a reference list (name, address, phone, and email of 3 references).
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013.
Inquiries: Please contact Maureen Dunbar, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State Berks offers the collegiality and intimacy of a small college and the strength of a well-respected research university. Penn State University is committed to Affirmative Action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. For information about Penn State Berks, please visit our website.
LECTURER OF ENGLISH/COMPOSITION
Full Time Multi-Year Position - Penn State Berks
Penn State Berks invites applicants with college teaching experience to apply for a full time multi-year faculty position in our English Composition Program effective Fall 2014.
Penn State Berks provides a Penn State education in a welcoming small college, learner-centered campus environment. We seek a talented and committed teacher with strong college-level teaching abilities and service interests who will teach 4 sections of composition-related courses per semester. Master’s degree or higher required. Background with English language learners desired, along with experience in any of the following areas: technical, business or professional writing; advanced composition; writing center; digital literacies; hybrid courses.
For further information or questions about the position, feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair, Jayne Brown, at email@example.com.
Applicants should submit application materials as ONE document to Joann Devich at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “COMPOSITION” on subject line. Application materials should include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses (including email), and phone numbers of three references.
Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Penn State University is committed to Affirmative Action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.
LECTURER OF ENGLISH/PROFESSIONAL WRITING
Full Time Multi-Year Position - Penn State Berks
Penn State Berks is seeking applicants for a Lecturer of English/Professional Writing (full-time, multi-year contract) beginning August 2014 to advance our undergraduate professional writing program’s commitment to preparing students for our diverse and multi-platform media environment. The position requires a minimum of a Masters degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Media Studies, or related field; professional and/or pedagogical expertise in news writing and reporting, article writing, public relations, and/or marketing and advertising; a record of excellence in college-level teaching; and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Responsibilities include advising the college’s student newspaper and developing its multimedia venues; teaching introductory and advanced professional writing courses; teaching general education courses in writing and/or speaking; and participating in service to the institution and the community.
For further information or questions about the position, e-mail Dr. Jeanne Marie Rose, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Applicants should e-mail materials as ONE DOCUMENT in a Word or PDF file to Joann Devich at firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials should include the following items: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three names and e-mail addresses of references. Please write "PROFESSIONAL WRITING" on the subject line. Candidates should be prepared to forward writing samples upon request.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of Applications will begin December 15, 2013.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
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