Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Penn State Shenango invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2019 or as negotiated. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach three courses (9 credits) per semester in the Human Development and Family Studies baccalaureate program, using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments will include introductory and advanced courses in HDFS as well as other supporting courses. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. 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. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies or a closely related field by time of appointment; ABD will be considered if significant evidence of completion by August 2019 can be provided. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. 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 whose instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Penn State Shenango is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide as an integral part of the University. Shenango`s 14 acre-campus is located in downtown Sharon in picturesque Western Pennsylvania near the Ohio border. It is about one hour from Pittsburgh, ninety minutes from Cleveland, and twenty minutes from Youngstown, Ohio. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students; about 60% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 6 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Shenango 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.shenango.psu.edu. Application: To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at https://psu.jobs/ and submit the following: a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job; a current curriculum vitae; and, the names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries: Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, Campus Director and Chief Academic Officer. Office 724-983-2900, email@example.com. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
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