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Assistant Professor of Invertebrate Zoology (Tenure Track)

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Position Type/Salary: This is a tenure-track faculty appointment in the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Salary is competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.

Job Summary/Basic Function: The successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors which will include General Zoology, Design and Analysis, and courses in their area of expertise such as an upper level Invertebrate Zoology course. They will be responsible for developing an invertebrate teaching collection for the Department and an externally funded research program involving undergraduate students. In addition, they will be expected to assist in the development of research agendas and/or projects aligning with the mission and strategic plan of Cal U and enhancing the program agendas of the college and academic department. The successful applicant must be capable of and committed to teaching, community service and outreach, and to scholarship. The successful applicant must also have experience working with diverse populations. Additional responsibilities include involvement with departmental, college-wide, and university committees. Also, in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and APSCUF, the successful applicant might be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend and/or provide instruction through distance education.  

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: The candidate must be field ambulatory to lead field trips in the above mentioned courses.
In order to be a leading applicant in this search, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the applicant minimally must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful interview and/or classroom demonstration and be experienced in the use of innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered, inquiry-based, and hands-on oriented.

Minimum of Education and Training: A Ph.D. in Zoology/Biology or related field is required by the time of employment, and college teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications accepted only online at Physical applications will not be accepted. To be considered, applicants must submit the following: full curriculum vita; official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (see below); letter of application highlighting the applicant's qualifications and teaching interests; 1-page statements describing research interests and teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references who have knowledge of the applicant's abilities. References will be checked. Background clearances are required and will be conducted on applicants being considered.

Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application, but official transcripts will be required for applicants being considered and due at the point of face-to-face on-campus interviews.

Veterans claiming preference should submit a copy of their DD214 to the Office of Social Equity, 250 University Avenue, Box 9, California, PA 15419. Integrity, Civility and Responsibility are the official core values of California University of Pennsylvania, an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.