The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a teaching faculty member. This is a non-tenure-track, faculty position on a 48-week academic year appointment with 100% teaching responsibilities in a fixed-term multi-year (3 year) contract with the opportunity and expectation for continued renewal.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses within the undergraduate major of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, such as VBSC 050S- First year seminars; VBSC 202W-Contemporary issues in veterinary sciences; VBSC 421- Comparative anatomy; VBSC 340- Introduction to human and veterinary public health; VBSC 402W – Biology of animal parasites. Additional responsibilities will include serving as the undergraduate advisor for students in the department of veterinary and biomedical sciences along with primary engagement in undergraduate student orientation, recruitment, and retention programs in the college. The successful candidate will collaborate with the college recruitment director to develop recruitment materials, participate in recruitment events and activities to identify prospective students. This position will also actively participate in college programming and support of students enrolled in other commonwealth campuses.
Qualifications: Qualifications include a V.M.D./D.V.M., M.D., and/or Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, life sciences, or biology discipline and a strong record of teaching scholarship including demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, excellent writing, and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. Communication, creative leadership, congeniality, and the ability to work cooperatively as well as engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required.
Application: The deadline for application is October 1, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should apply online. In addition to applying online, candidates should forward the following application materials to the Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for three references, and (4) a statement of teaching pedagogy/interests. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their classroom, department, and the University. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
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