Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Penn State Hazleton
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Sep 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Penn State Hazleton invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018, or as negotiated.


Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may include courses in general chemistry and courses in the successful candidate's field of expertise. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.


Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry with expertise in either theoretical and computational chemistry, or chemistry education. Theoretical chemists should have interest in using modern computational programs within the context of organic materials chemistry and conjugated polymers. Candidates with interests in chemistry education shall conduct research in new/ongoing developments in pedagogical practice. Postdoctoral and prior teaching experience are highly desired, as is interest in supporting efforts related to undergraduate research at the campus. ABD considered. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.


Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.


Penn State Hazleton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 900 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as ten baccalaureate degrees and five associate degrees. Our residential campus is located on a wooded ridge near the juncture of I-80 and I-81 in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Students and faculty at Penn State Hazleton have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the


student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.


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Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton. E-mail: ejw12 Telephone: (570) 450-3188.


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.


Closing Date: Application review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.


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