Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Penn State New Kensington invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Psychology with emphasis in developmental psychology (tenure-track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2021.
Responsibilities: Establish a substantial research agenda that includes publishing in respected, peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations. Teach a range of introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in professional organizations as well as campus, university, and community service activities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology is required. Experience with developmental psychology is strongly preferred. ABD candidates will be considered if there is a clear completion date before August 1, 2021. Evidence of potential for research, publication, and a 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 teaching experience required. Online or hybrid teaching experience is a plus. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.
Campus Information: Penn 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.
Penn State New Kensington is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses located across the Commonwealth. Our 70-acre campus in scenic, rural Westmoreland County is situated only 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and the location offers a wide range of lifestyles from urban to rural. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 600 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 10 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. 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.newkensington.psu.edu/, and for further information about academics and Penn State, visit www.campuses.psu.edu.
Students and faculty at Penn State New Kensington 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.
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Nancy Lucas in Office of Academic Affairs, Penn State New Kensington. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (724) 334-6032.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. All application materials should be uploaded at the same time. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s)
Closing Date: Application review begins November 23, 2020 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.
Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-New-Kensington/Assistant-Professor-of-Psychology_REQ_0000008303-1
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