Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Lifelong Learning and Adult Education)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Education
Learning and Performance Systems


The Learning Performance Systems Department at Penn State's University Park campus is searching for a new colleague with a research agenda that will inform understanding of adult education; adult, informal, and lifelong learning; and participatory research in community development and community-based settings, both in the USA and internationally. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active research program including disseminating findings through publications and presentations, teaching and mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty on research activities and grant proposal development. Additional responsibilities include teaching courses residentially and online, recruiting and advising graduate students, and engaging in service and outreach. The required qualifications for this position include: earned doctorate in Adult Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, or a closely related field; evidence of high-quality scholarship in adult education in formal, non-formal, informal, and/or community-based settings with a corresponding record of research publications and presentations, commensurate with experience; demonstrated excellence in residential and/or online teaching; record of successful advising and mentoring graduate-level research or potential for advising graduate students, commensurate with experience; and demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team and ability and interest in working with diverse populations. Preferred qualifications include: evidence of interest in and potential for securing external funding for research; professional experience in community development, community organizing, and/or international development; experience conducting participatory research in community-based settings; and expertise in comparative and international education, social theory, and/or feminist theory and gender analysis. Anticipated start date of Fall 2017, with possibility of beginning Spring 2017. This is a 36-week tenure-track appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full University benefits apply. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds.

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