Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus invites applications for Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), (Fixed-term, multi-year appointment - 2 years with option for renewal, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018.
Responsibilities: Teach 4 courses (12 credits) each semester related to family studies and human services within the HDFS baccalaureate program. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, and/or online classes as needed. The successful candidate will participate in teaching development, advise students and provide career guidance, participate in campus, university, and community service, and demonstrate currency in HDFS discipline scholarship.
Qualifications: Master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in human development and family studies, social work, counseling, or a related area. Preference will be given to candidates who can focus on non-profit management, interventions, the family, introduction to human development and who is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected, as is an interest in active and collaborative learning that integrates innovative uses of technology. Experience with hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. Penn State Fayette is committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus. Candidates who can contribute to this imperative are encouraged to apply.
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 through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research and service. Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 700 students; approximately 20% are non-traditional. Students and faculty at Penn State Fayette have all of the resources of a major research university in a small college atmosphere. The student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in scholarly activities. Penn State Fayette is located on approximately 100 acres in the scenic Laurel Highlands. The campus is situated between Uniontown and Connellsville, Pennsylvania, along Route US 119, approximately 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh and 30 minutes north of Morgantown, West Virginia. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities in a convenient and safe environment with easy access to the urban offerings of Pittsburgh and Morgantown and the outdoor activities of the mountains.
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Charles Patrick, Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 724-430-4200.
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.
Closing Date: Application review begins December 4, 2017 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.
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