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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Biology (Article 29 PASSHE Applicants ONLY)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment. This is a posting for consideration by PASSHE faculty with rights under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0566
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Biology (Article 29 PASSHE Applicants ONLY)
Department Biological Sciences
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

0.667

Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date 08/18/2018
Anticipated End Date 05/24/2019
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The university invites applications for a part-time (0.667), temporary faculty position at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor beginning August 18, 2018 and ending May 24, 2019.

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

Essential Duties

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

The position may require teaching at the Clearfield campus.

Specific Duties

Teaching assignment may include teaching introductory-level major’s and non-major’s lecture and/or lab courses including an Inquiry to Biology course designed for education majors.

Additional responsibilities include other scholarly activities and service normally associated with the department.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Successful applicant must have an earned Doctoral degree 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 demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and responsiveness to student needs, and effective communication skills.

Candidates must have college undergraduate teaching experience.

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

Past experience teaching Biology to education majors is preferred.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/26/2018
Close Date 04/26/2018
Special Instructions for Applicants

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

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

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

This is a posting for consideration by PASSHE faculty with rights under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE.

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 http://lockhaven.edu/hr/socialequity.html

Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

http://lockhaven.edu/publicsafety/

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/4062

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D or D. Ed
  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)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • 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
  6. * Are you a PASSHE faculty member with rights under Article 29 of the agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Student Evaluations