Penn State Berks offers eight associate degrees and fifteen baccalaureate degrees: American Studies, Applied Psychology, Biology, Business, Communication Arts and Sciences, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, Elementary and Kindergarten Education, Global Studies, Information Sciences and Technology, Kinesiology, Organizational Leadership, Professional Writing, Science (General or Life), Security and Risk Analysis, and Theatre.
Traditionally, most students complete their first two years here and then transfer to other Penn State locations. However, with fifteen baccalaureate programs being offered and others in the process of being developed, we expect an increasing number of students to remain at this location for four years, as well as a growing freshman enrollment. Faculty are organized into three academic divisions; 1) Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 2) Science, and 3) Engineering, Business and Computing. The college has numerous outreach and continuing education offerings.
We are seeking talented teacher-scholars who will engage students in their learning, are committed to scholarly endeavors and who will participate actively in campus life. A number of new instructional initiatives are currently underway at the College: use of technology-enhanced instruction, use of active and collaborative learning strategies, an emphasis on international and diversity issues, opportunities for learning via community service and the requirement of seminars for all beginning students. We seek faculty members who are comfortable with and supportive of these initiatives.
The Berks Campus consists of 242 pastoral acres located just minutes away from Center City Reading, PA. Over 2300 residential and commuting students are enrolled in an array of majors and programs. One hundred thirty faculty members represent an equally diverse set of fields and disciplines. Campus facilities include classroom and office buildings, library, student center, arboretum, farm, conference center, community (gym) center, bookstore and thirteen residential halls.
Berks County is a rich farming area, known nationally for its Pennsylvania Dutch population, its strong agricultural base, food processing industries and otherwise interesting history. Reading is the largest city in the county with 80,000 residents of diverse origins. Also located within the county are Albright College, Kutztown University, Alvernia College and Reading Area Community College.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
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