Penn State Hazleton is currently conducting a search for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry (tenure-track) to begin August 2018. Although the application review began on November 1, 2017, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. To complement our existing chemistry faculty member, a conventional synthetic chemist, we are looking for a candidate with expertise in the areas of chemical education or theoretical/computational chemistry. Although Penn State Hazleton has a four-year program in Engineering with a focus on Alternative Energy and Power Generation, most of our students pursuing STEM majors will stay at Hazleton for two years and complete their degrees at another Penn State campus. We feel that a candidate with a background in chemical education will be particularly well placed, both in pedagogical theory and teaching experience, to foster success in these students’ introductory-level chemistry courses. Faculty members in Penn State's University College are expected to establish and sustain a program of high-quality discipline-appropriate research, which may may include pedagogical or interdisciplinary scholarship. Candidates in the field of chemical education will be especially valued for their integration of teaching and research. As a faculty member at a recognized Chemical Education PhD program, we hope you will forward the attached position announcement to your current, or recent, doctoral students and postdoc fellows.
If you or your students have questions about the position, please feel free to contact Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton, email@example.com, or Thomas Smialek, chair Chemistry Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.