· Penn State DuBois seeks applicants for a fixed-term non-tenure track Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor position in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). Preference will be given to individuals who have a strong commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. Scholarly achievement that demonstrates potential for independent scholarship and research is desirable. Penn State DuBois is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to successfully teach a combination of courses in Human Development and Family Studies and Counselor Education. The specific teaching load will involve 12 credits in the Fall semester and 12 credits in the Spring semester. Teaching includes a core introductory course to Human Development and Family Studies (encompassing human development across the life span), infant and child development, family development and relationships, and individual and group counseling procedures and interventions.
Commitment to diversity is paramount to the mission of the department through service, instruction, and curriculum development. All full-time faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activities, participate actively as a campus, institutional, and professional citizen, and advise undergraduate students. Outstanding teaching and mentoring contributions at the undergraduate level and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence is expected.
Minimum of a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Counselor Education, Psychology, or related field is required for a Lecturer rank appointment. A Ph.D. is required for an Assistant Teaching Professor appointment. Commitment to high quality teaching is evidenced by the use of a variety of modalities, including contemporary distance education technologies. Demonstrated excellence in teaching lifespan development, infant and childhood development, family relationships, policy, and counseling interventions. Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice in research, service, or teaching. Dedicated to teaching and mentoring first-generation, underrepresented minority, and non-traditional college students.
Penn State DuBois, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is situated in north central Pennsylvania about 70 miles west of State College/University Park and 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It is a commuter campus comprised of approximately 600 students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is 24:1, so students can receive much individual attention. Since opening its doors in 1935, thousands of degree-seeking individuals have received a world-class education delivered in a friendly, small-campus setting. Solid ties to business, industry, and the community help enhance the strong academics of the Penn State DuBois experience, creating a well-rounded foundation for lifelong learning. Today, Penn State DuBois continues to prepare leaders for the twenty-first century through a continuing tradition of cutting-edge technology, faculty expertise, and dedication to excellence. The campus offers 6 Bachelor’s degrees, 8 Associate degrees, and the first 2 years of over 160 Penn State undergraduate degree programs. Additional information is available at .
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, teaching statement, and list of three references; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.