Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
Penn State Brandywine invites applications for an Assistant
Teaching Professor of Biology to begin August 2022, or as
negotiated. This is a 36-week non tenure line, limited term (single
year) academic appointment, funded for one year from the date of
hire with a strong expectation of appointment renewal for
We are seeking a qualified person to teach 12 credits/contact hours
each semester of lower and upper division classes. Some of the
required teaching is in the area of introductory and intermediate
undergraduate courses in General Biology and Biodiversity, Anatomy,
and Physiology, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in
Evolutionary Biology, Development, Genetics, Practicum,
Microbiology, and Animal Physiology.
- Professional organizations
- Engaging in scholarly activities to stay current in the
- Course, curriculum, and program development
- Providing career guidance, and supervising undergraduate
- Campus, university, and community service activities
Other expectations include: commitment to high-quality instruction
in a student-centered environment; demonstrated commitment to
inclusive pedagogy in teaching and learning and achieving equity in
Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or
weekend classes as needed.
Ph.D. in Biology (or closely related field), by the start date is
required. Evidence of potential for pursuit of scholarly activities
Evidence of commitment to and interest in active and collaborative
learning, instructional use of technology, experience in online and
hybrid course delivery, evidence of experience in multidisciplinary
environment, demonstrated commitment to and ability/training in
successfully advocating for diversity and values of
This position requires successful completion of standard background
checks in accordance with University policies.
For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and diversity
statement that details how their teaching, service and/or
scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse
and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet
had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans
for such work) as a single PDF document; other information
pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be
asked to submit a list of three references. Application review
begins on 09/30/21 and continues until a suitable candidate is
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located on 112 acres, 20 miles west of center city Philadelphia.
Penn State Brandywine's principal strengths are excellent teaching
and research, a diverse study body, athletics, business and civic
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State Brandywine's 100,000+ alumni are part of Penn State's
world-wide 670,000+ alumni network.
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Provide an undergraduate education among the arts, sciences, and
professional fields to a highly diverse student population from
Greater Philadelphia and beyond.
Penn State Brandywine offers a challenging and rewarding college
experience, combining a small-campus environment with the extensive
resources of a world-class public research university.
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and prepares them for meaningful careers and lives as engaged
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Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Wiebke
Strehl, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Brandywine.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (610) 892-1411.
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