Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry

Penn State University
Penn State Behrend, Erie, Pennsylvania
Nationally competitive for small undergraduate institutions
Feb 27, 2018
Apr 28, 2018
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Job Type
Full time

Penn State Behrend is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Chemistry.  This is a non-tenure track position to begin August 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field. Teaching responsibilities may include both lecture and laboratory in general chemistry, introductory organic chemistry and chemistry for nursing, as well as general education chemistry courses. The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in scholarly activity and participate in school and college service. After initial appointment, the position is renewable, contingent upon enrollment demands and job performance. 

Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of Penn State University with 4,700 students. The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area.

Upload four documents [1] cover letter, [2] curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, [3] copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and [4] teaching statement. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin G. Kociolek, Director, School of Science at Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must apply online at

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