Multiple Faculty Positions

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Pennsylvania

Date Posted November 5, 2013

ABOUT PITT-JOHNSTOWN

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown’s programs are purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown’s record of excellence is reflected, in part, by the accomplishments of our 3,000 students, 140 full-time faculty, and 200 staff; the record of achievements of more than 20,000 alumni; the satisfaction of area employers; and the commendations of many external organizations.  Pitt-Johnstown offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, is current, and is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs and to our communities’ needs.  Pitt-Johnstown has been recognized for its strong academic programs by organizations including the Princeton Review (“Best Northeastern College”) and is recognized by AC Online as one of the “Highest ROI Colleges in Pennsylvania.”  As a result of its highly successful efforts to reach out to military veterans through its MountainCat Veterans Program (MVP), Pitt-Johnstown has been recognized by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School” for the past four consecutive years.  Pitt-Johnstown’s campus is located on 650 picturesque acres in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.

 

Pitt-Johnstown is seeking energetic and creative faculty members for openings in many areas of our institution.  These faculty positions feature competitive salary and benefits packages.  Job duties for all positions include a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, evidence of engagement in scholarly activities, and service to the university, students, and the surrounding communities.  Review of all applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.  All faculty positions will begin in late August 2014.

 

Please visit our website at www.pitt-johnstown.pitt.edu/Employment for further position details and

complete application information.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

 

Division of Education

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education – Non-Tenure Stream Position 

Responsibilities include:  Coordination and supervision of field practicums and clinical experiences for all programs (Early Childhood through Secondary) and to work with the program office to monitor and systematically document student learning outcomes from all field practicums and clinical experiences across programs. The faculty will teach relevant courses, as assigned, namely, but not limited to, the student teaching seminar course, and perform other duties as assigned.  Doctorate in teacher education or a related field, or ABD preferred. A minimum of three years public school teaching experience is required along with a strong commitment to developing partnerships with local schools and the coordination and supervision of clinical experiences. A background in special education or English language learning is preferred. Experience teaching at the college level is desirable.

 

Division of Engineering Technology

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology – Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching in the areas of solid mechanics, vibrations, CADD, manufacturing and service courses in basic engineering science in our broad-based B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an undergraduate teaching college and the primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach the equivalent of four courses (lecture and laboratory) per term. Additional responsibilities include: laboratory development, academic advising, and supervision of student design projects. A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minimum of three years of relevant industrial experience and excellent communications skills are required. Professional registration and previous teaching experience are a plus. 

 

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, HVAC and service courses in basic engineering science in our broad-based B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an undergraduate teaching college and the primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach the equivalent of four courses (lecture and laboratory) per term. Additional responsibilities include: laboratory development, academic advising, and supervision of student design projects.  A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minimum of three years of relevant industrial experience and excellent communications skills are required. Professional registration and previous teaching experience are a plus. 

 

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching in the areas of steel design, reinforced concrete design, structural analysis and service courses in basic engineering science in our broad-based B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology Program. The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an undergraduate teaching college and the primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach the equivalent of four courses (lecture and laboratory) per term. Additional responsibilities include: laboratory development, academic advising, and supervision of student design projects. A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology and a minimum of three years of relevant industrial experience in the planning, design, construction of structures and excellent communications skills are required. Additional experience in bridge design, timber and masonry design is beneficial. Professional registration and previous teaching experience are a plus. 

 

Division of Humanities

Assistant Professor, English Composition – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include:  Teaching 12 credits per term in the Freshman Composition program, including Composition 1 and 2 and ESL courses (writing, reading, speaking/listening), will implement an assessment program for both the Freshman Composition and ESL programs, will carry out all administrative duties of a coordinator (observe faculty, build master schedule, train faculty in assessment measures), and will train student tutors in ESL strategies.  Ph.D. preferred, Master’s degree (M.A.T. English, M.Ed., or M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition) is required along with Advanced TESOL Certification and demonstrable experience in designing composition assessment programs. Candidates must have evidence of teaching excellence in Freshman Composition and ESL courses and academic administrative experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can introduce and implement digital and multimodal writing in the freshman composition sequence. 

 

Assistant Professor, English Literature – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching Freshman Composition as well as a variety of General Education literature courses, including Narrative Literature, Short Story in Context, Reading Poetry, Gender Studies, Dramatic Imagination, and Literature and the Contemporary.  All literature courses must include a global focus by coordinating western and non-western literary works.  Ph.D. is required at start of contract. 

 

Division of Natural Sciences

 

Assistant Professor, Chemistry – Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching a health professions chemistry lecture and laboratory, two semester organic course sequence, and upper level course in his/her area of expertise.  Faculty will be expected to contribute to department teaching requirements and responsibilities at all levels.  The ability to develop a general education course for non-science majors, and term-wide speaking or writing modules for the upper level course, are desirable.  The successful candidate will establish an active research program involving undergraduates, and participate in student advising. Requirements include Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field (completed by time of hire); demonstrated commitment to teaching and to research at a primarily undergraduate institution; excellence in oral and written communication; evidence of experience teaching courses for health professions, organic and general chemistry. 

 

Assistant Professor, Biology – Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching 12 credits/term (including Animal Physiology, General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and elective specialty courses), research with undergraduates, and committee responsibilities. Requirements include: Ph.D. in Biology or related area, with a focus in some aspect of animal physiology, and appropriate teaching and research experience.  

 

Assistant Professor, Psychology –Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching 12 credits/term including introductory courses, research with undergraduates and committee responsibilities.  Requirements include Doctoral degree in Psychology, Education, or a related field by hire date, with concentration in Clinical Psychology, and appropriate teaching and research experience. 

 

Assistant Professor, Energy & Earth Resources – Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include:  Teaching a range of upper-level courses in Structural Geology, Earth Materials and Hydrogeology, as well as introductory geology classes. Responsibilities also include student advising and department management in addition to university-wide committee service. Position well suited for a broad-based, field-oriented bedrock geologist with the ability to teach courses in an interdisciplinary program. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Geology or related subject; academic and/or professional experience in related area(s) such as sustainability, renewable energy, etc.; teaching and research experience appropriate to the position; a commitment to undergraduate education including field-based undergraduate research; and excellent communication skills. 

 

Assistant Professor, Chemistry – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching Preparation for Chemistry, General Chemistry lecture and lab, laboratory courses for health professions, and upper level courses in his/her area of expertise. The ability to develop a general education course for non-science majors is desirable. The successful candidate will also prepare laboratories for execution, supervise student workers, and participate in the development of new laboratory experiments for the above-mentioned courses. Requirements include Masters in Chemistry or related field, Ph.D. preferred; demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level through experience, excellence in oral and written communication skills and evidence of experience teaching General Chemistry. 

 

Division of Nursing

Assistant Professor, Nursing – Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teach in the BSN program with CCNE accreditation. Primary responsibilities include teaching 12 credits/semester of didactic and/or clinical courses in foundations of nursing and medical surgical nursing, as well as on-campus nursing skills and simulation laboratory instruction. Doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline completed by time of hire; Pennsylvania state RN license and master’s degree in nursing required with clinical expertise in specialty area. Preference given to candidates with previous baccalaureate level teaching experience, including teaching with simulation, active program of nursing scholarship, and recognition of expertise in specialty area, CNE or CSN preferred.

 

Assistant Professor, Nursing – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teach in the BSN program with CCNE accreditation. Primary responsibilities include teaching 12 credits/semester of didactic and/or clinical courses in maternal-child health, as well as on-campus nursing laboratory instruction or other required nursing courses. Doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline completed by time of hire; Pennsylvania state RN license and master’s degree in nursing required with clinical expertise in specialty area. Preference given to candidates with previous baccalaureate level teaching experience, and recognition of expertise in specialty area, e.g., midwifery.

 

Division of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor, Business Accounting and Finance – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching introductory courses in finance and upper-level courses, such as financial modeling, investments, portfolio theory, corporate finance, international finance, or capital budgeting; academic and career advising; professional development; and college service. Four course load per semester. Master’s degree in Finance or Business required; teaching experience at the college level required; professional experience and relevant certification in finance desirable; advanced graduate study beyond a Master’s desirable, and clear commitment to undergraduate education required.

 

Assistant Professor, Business Management/Entrepreneurship – Non-Tenure Stream Position

Responsibilities include: Teaching courses in Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and related courses, and entrepreneurship and business innovation; academic and career advising; professional development; and college service. Four course load per semester. MBA or Master’s degree in relevant field required; teaching experience at the college level required; extensive professional experience in an upper level management role or experience in innovation and new venture development desirable; advanced graduate study beyond the Master’s also desirable, and clear commitment to undergraduate education required.