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Assistant professor (tenure track): Invertebrate Zoology


  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • 01/13/20
  • California, PA
  • 15419
  • contingent on experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
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.

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.

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

TO BE CONSIDERED, applicants must submit the following: full curriculum vitae; transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; letter of application highlighting the applicant's qualifications and teaching interests; brief statements describing teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three current references who have knowledge of the applicant's abilities. Reference information must be uploaded into the system as a single document to be accepted as an applicant.

TRANSCRIPTS: PDF versions of unofficial transcripts must be uploaded when applying online. Unofficial transcripts should be scanned into one document before uploading into the system. Applicants selected for on-campus interviews will be asked to bring official transcripts from all colleges and universities to the on-campus interview.

FILE SIZE LIMITS: Files uploaded to the online application should be kept as small as possible. The system has a file size limit of approximately 2MB.

VETERANS should forward a copy of form DD214 to the Office of Social Equity, 250 University Ave, Box 9, California, PA 15419

REFERENCES & CLEARANCE: References will be checked. Background clearances are required and will be conducted on applicants being considered. During on-campus interviews, applicants will be asked to sign a release for a background clearance check and to submit a copy of a driver's license.


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