Contract Adjunct Faculty- Sciences & Math (Philadelphia location)

About Harrisburg University:

Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities, locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today’s economy.

Mission:

The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering innovative academic and research programs in science and technology that respond to the needs of the region and support its economic development, provide educational opportunity for traditionally underserved students in urban environments, and create evidence-based national models.

About our Philadelphia location:

Students accepted to Harrisburg University may begin their college education in Philadelphia.  We offer our entire first-year curriculum in Philadelphia at Independence Mall in the historic Bourse building, home to the Hussian School of Art.

All bachelor degree programs can start in Philadelphia and seamlessly transition to the Harrisburg campus after the first year, to complete the degree.  Students majoring in New Media Design & Production and Interactive Media may complete their entire programs in Philadelphia, if they choose.

Qualifications:

Contract / adjunct faculty opportunities are available in the following teaching areas:

Biology                                                Earth, Space & Life Science

Chemistry                                           Mathematics

Physical Science

 

About General Education at HU:

The purpose of general education is to offer the undergraduate student a dynamic platform for both foundational and skill-based learning to prepare them for a well-rounded life during which they will make informed decisions, contribute to society, and become lifelong learners.

General education is a degree requirement for each undergraduate student. Given the sheer vastness of knowledge and the rate at which new knowledge is developed, the student typically cannot command mastery or deep expertise in the broad areas known as the sciences, social sciences, humanities, or applied knowledge domains such as entrepreneurship or leadership. The purpose of general education is not to produce experts. Instead, the goal is to integrate contributions from multiple fields to give the student more comprehensive explanations and understandings of the world.

In essence, general education – and all academic work at the University, begins within a framework of applied and self-directed learning.

Individuals should possess a/an:

  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited university;
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience;
  • Willingness and aptitude for undergraduate teaching

Harrisburg University requires dedicated professionals who have the experience and desire to work in an active and collaborative environment that stresses high quality service deliver, entrepreneurial spirit, and close contact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents. HU is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in this context.

 

Interested individuals should forward curriculum vitae to:

Erin Hill, Executive Recruiter

Harrisburg University

326 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

ehill@harrisburgu.edu

 

Additional Information about Harrisburg University

  • Only science and technology-focused comprehensive university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
  • Private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, urban, teaching university
  • Located in the city of Harrisburg in the county of Dauphin
  • Incorporated in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: December 12, 2001
  • Chartered by Pennsylvania Department of Education: January 20, 2005
  • Inaugural class arrived August 29, 2005
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, June 22, 2009
  • 200 full- and part-time employees
  • Signature 16-story, $73 million, state-of-the-art Academic Center

Student Population:

  • The University’s total student enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students is 3200 as of May 1, 2016.
  • Undergraduate Student Body is 49% female, and 53% minority
  • 98% demonstrate financial need
  • Ranked in top 20 of US News & World Report’s ethnic diversity category for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • HU places 92% of its graduates in family-sustaining careers in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
  • HU undergraduate student average debt upon graduation is $7,000 less than the national average student education debt.

 Academics:

  • Full-time faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree: 100%
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees awarded in Analytics, Biotechnology and Biosciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Interactive Media, Management & eBusiness, Geospatial Technologies, and Integrative Sciences
  • Master of Science Degrees awarded in Analytics, Information Systems Engineering & Management, Learning Technologies, Computer Information Sciences, and Project Management
  • Trimester system

Institutional Leadership:

Governance of the University includes a 30-member, independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees led by the Executive Committee. The Board of Trustees delegates authority for day-to-day operations to senior management.

Notes of Distinction:

  • First private non-profit science and technology-focused institution chartered in the Commonwealth since Carnegie Mellon University
  • Educational framework is competency-based, applied, and experiential
  • Offers Central Pennsylvania’s only master’s degrees in IT Project Management, or Learning Technologies
  • The University is a Project Management Institute® registered education provider
  • Home to the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, The Consumer Insights Research Lab, The Government Technology Institute, The Geospatial Technology Center, and The Food Science and Technology Center.
  • Co-PI on NSF-funded ADVANCE grant focused on the recruitment, retention, and development of women academics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines

Institutional Affiliations & Partnerships:

  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP)
  • Consortium agreements with Penn State and St. Francis University
  • Articulation agreements with Harrisburg Area Community College, Community College of Baltimore County, Lehigh Carbon Community College