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Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics

Campus/Location:Penn State YorkDate Announced:11/28/2018Date Closing:open until filledJob Number:84373Classification:ExemptWork Unit: Penn State YorkDepartment:Mathematics and Physics
Description
Penn State York is seeking applications for a full-time, fixed-term faculty appointment in Physics and Mathematics, at the Lecturer level, to begin August 2019. This is a one-year (36-week) appointment with the potential for annual renewal. Responsibilities: Teach four courses (12 credits) each semester in a combination of lower-division courses in college algebra and analytic geometry, plane trigonometry, trigonometry and analytic geometry, physics lecture courses, or physics labs using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. The split between math and physics courses will change by semester and according to campus curricular needs. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes; prior teaching in higher education is strongly preferred. 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: Candidates must have a minimum of a Master's degree in physics, mathematics, or applied mathematics as well as college-level experience teaching in both disciplines. 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. 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 York is one of more than twenty Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1000 students; about 25% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as eleven baccalaureate degrees and five associate degrees. Penn State York is located in southcentral Pennsylvania, approximately two hours from Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The campus rests on 51 acres, overlooking the historic city of York. Students and faculty at Penn State York 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 many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.yk.psu.edu. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Robert Farrell, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State York. E-mail: jrf10@psu.edu. Applicants are required to upload 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. Application review begins on January 7, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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