Sep 22, 2017
Penn State Mont Alto invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018 or as negotiated.
Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester in the B.S. program in Human Development and Family Studies, using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments will include adult development and aging courses in HDFS as well as other supporting courses for both the HDFS degree and the new Psychology B.S. and B.A. degree programs. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publishing in refereed journals and participating in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development is expected. Other responsibilities include advising students, providing career guidance, and participating in campus, university, and community service activities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in HDFS or a closely related field by time of appointment and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. ABD will be considered if significant evidence of completion by August 2018 can be provided. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. 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. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. 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 Mont Alto is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1000 students; about 25% are adult learners. The campus is located in south central Pennsylvania in a rural setting adjacent to the Michaux State Forest. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as nine baccalaureate degrees and seven associate degrees, including Human Development and Family Studies at both the bachelor and associate degree levels, and Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Students and faculty at Penn State Mont Alto 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 opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.
For more information about the campus, visit http://www.montalto.psu.edu.
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Michael A. Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Mont Alto. E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (717) 749-6051.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.
Closing Date: Application review begins November 14, 2017 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1088560
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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