Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation and Human Services

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation and Human Services

Penn State Wilkes-Barre invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation and Human Services (Tenure-track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2021.

Responsibilities: Teach each semester to include introductory and upper-level courses with expertise in at least one of the following: psychology (developmental, social), social work, addictions, geriatric populations, and medical disabilities, and psychosocial aspects of disability using traditional, online, and/or hybrid modes. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals and involve students in undergraduate research activities. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.

This position is one of two which will deliver a regional baccalaureate program in Rehabilitation and Human Services offered jointly by two Penn State campuses in eastern Pennsylvania: Penn State Hazleton ad Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty at the other campus to deliver a portion of the curriculum to both campuses using a variety of distance delivery methods. For information about the other campus, visit

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, or a closely-related discipline; expertise in rehabilitation counseling with a rehabilitation counselor education or counselor education is preferred. ABD will be considered if significant evidence of completion by August 2021 is provided. Counseling licensures and certifications (or a willingness to achieve them) are preferred, as is counseling experience with marginalized populations. Evidence of potential in research and publication and 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 required. Professional work experience in the field of rehabilitation counseling is an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Campus Information: The Pennsylvania State University 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. Established in 1916, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students; about 20% are adult learners. Nine baccalaureate degrees are offered as well as the coursework for the first two years of more than 275 Penn State baccalaureate majors. Students and faculty at Penn State Wilkes-Barre have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere with a low student/faculty ratio with opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. Our faculty are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research.

For more information, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Lynda Goldstein, Associate Chief Academic Officer,; 570.675.9236. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other materials pertinent to this position may also be included. Emailed application materials will not be considered. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references; the successful candidate will be required to submit criminal background clearances.

Closing Date: Application review begins January 15, 2021, and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Apply at

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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.