Adjunct Instructor – Elementary Statistics in Psychology (PSYCH 200)

Penn State University

Penn State York
Campus City:
York, PA
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open until filled
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Penn State York is seeking a qualified candidate for an adjunct (part-time) instructor position to teach PSYCH 200 (Elementary Statistics in Psychology) to psychology and human development and family studies majors in Fall 2017. This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychology, and introduces hypothesis testing as a method of scientific investigation. In addition, it explores the ways in which the assumptions of statistical tests place constraints on experimental design and, conversely, how the design of experiments can dictate the statistical test appropriate for data analysis. Specific topics include probability theory, measures of variability and central tendency, normal curves, the relation between samples and populations, correlations, and simple regression. The course will also cover z-tests, t-tests, and ANOVA. A Ph.D. or ABD in a social science field (e.g., psychology, human development), statistics, or other closely related field with an emphasis on quantitative methods is preferred; a Master`s degree in statistics, mathematics, mathematics education, statistics education, or a closely related field is required. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. A teaching demonstration will be required as part of the on-campus interview. Additional information about the department can be found at Application: Applicants must apply online. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Campus Information: The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university committed to improving the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications. Penn State York is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus located in south central Pennsylvania, approximately two hours from Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. The campus serves approximately 1,400 students. It currently offers eight baccalaureate degrees, seven associate degrees, the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors, and a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Curriculum. Students and faculty at Penn State York have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but provided in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, and 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.

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