Full Professor of Biology

Professor of Biology


The Division of Science and Engineering, Penn State University Abington College is seeking a nine-month, full-time, tenure-line Professor of Biology to start in August of 2019. The successful candidate should be an experienced educator and independent researcher. Preference will be given to candidates who can meet Penn State’s requirements for immediate transfer of tenure at the rank of Full Professor. 

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or closely related field, ten years of teaching experience, a good publication record in reputable journals, and a track record of independent research. Preference will be given to faculty with a history of external grant funding, and those with experience teaching students from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to complement the expertise of our current faculty; teach an exclusively undergraduate body of students that includes biology, allied health and non-science majors; conduct independent research involving undergraduate students; act as an academic advisor to biology majors; and provide service to the Division and College. The teaching load is nine contact hours per semester, and course buy-out is available to faculty with external grant funding.

Applicants should use the following link (https://psu.jobs/job/83884) to submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least four references and a list of courses taught at the university level; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) a description of research interests including potential undergraduate research projects. The review process will begin December 1st2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Penn State Abington is a thriving four-year college of The Pennsylvania State University and is conveniently located on a picturesque suburban campus near Philadelphia (a virtual tour can be found at www.youvisit.com/tour/abington?pl=v). Penn State faculty receiveexcellent fringe benefits that include retirement plans; health, dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance; reduced tuition rates for dependents; and optional long-term disability insurance. Penn State Abington, serves racially- and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and a significant international student population. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to helping all students succeed through engagement in and out of the classroom. For more information about the college, visit abington.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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