Lecturer and Counterterrorism Option Director, MPS-HLS

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science


The Department of Political Science invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position as Lecturer in Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Director for the soon-to-be created Counterterrorism Option in the interdisciplinary Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (MPS-HLS) online degree program. The position entails the design and teaching of Master’s level online coursework on terrorism and counterterrorism as well as administrative and student advising duties within the Counterterrorism Option. Successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in Political Science or in other areas related to the major. Professional experience in counterterrorism fields and/or online teaching experience are also desired. For a more detailed description of the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (MPS-HLS) program in which the Counterterrorism Option will be located, please visit the website: http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/homeland-security/overview. To learn more about the Political Science department, please visit our website at http://polisci.la.psu.edu/. Application review will begin on March 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is July, 2016. Applications must be submitted electronically. Please include in your application the following: a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the position, a current CV, a writing sample, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. All candidates should also request three letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee at: arp20@psu.edu

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088