Instructor/Assistant Professor - Biology

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0519
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Biology
Department Biological Sciences
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

variable, up to 0.75

Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date TBD as needed
Anticipated End Date TBD as needed
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The University is seeking individuals to serve as temporary/part-time faculty.

Qualified applicants will be included in a “pool” of instructors, which will be used to provide Biology instruction when the need arises.

The successful applicant will be a biologist with experience teaching Microbiology and/or introductory biology classes for majors and non-majors.

Essential Duties

This position may involve teaching Introductory Biology lectures and labs and other courses including Microbiology.

This position may require development and teaching of courses online or via ITV.

Potential openings may involve teaching at either the Clearfield or Main campus.

Specific Duties

Teaching assignment will vary depending on the departments needs.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • Successful applicant must have an earned MS or be ABD for a Doctorate in a biology sub-discipline that complements the current Department of Biological Sciences faculty. Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor
  • Candidates must have college undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and responsiveness to student needs, and effective communication skills.
  • The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.
Preferred Qualifications

PhD preferred. Experience teaching Microbiology preferred.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/15/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at

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About LHU

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree you have attained?
    • High School
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctorate Degree
  2. * How many years do you have working in higher education?
    • Less than 2
    • 2 to 4 years
    • 5 or more
  3. * How many years of undergraduate teaching experience do you have in the discipline for which you are applying?
    • None
    • less than 1 year
    • 1-2
    • 2-3
    • 3-4
    • more than 4
  4. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents