Professor of Practice, Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, or Lecturer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts
School of Labor and Employment Relations


The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a fixed term, non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Professor of Practice, Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, or Lecturer rank to begin January 2018. Applicants should have strong teaching interests and expertise in one or more of the following areas: employment and labor law, collective bargaining, or human resource management. All areas of HRM expertise will be considered, however the School has a particular need for faculty able to teach compensation, benefits, and/or business fundamentals (basic finance, accounting, management strategy and how they relate to HRM). To be considered for the position of Professor of Practice a candidate must have significant and relevant experience as a practitioner. Teaching experience with residential undergraduates is also desirable, as is the ability to conduct training for practitioners. Lecturers need not have practical experience, but should have teaching experience. All candidates must possess a master’s degree in a relevant discipline or a J.D. degree. Applicants with a Ph.D. in a related field will be appointed at the rank of assistant or associate teaching professor. The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a growing multidisciplinary program with strong B.A. and B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations (LER), M.S. and M.P.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and M.P.S. in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights (LGWR) programs. We value a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds relevant to understanding the dynamics involving employees and workers in organizational, societal, and global contexts and strive for a collaborative, respectful, and multi-disciplinary environment. Penn State is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world. The University Park campus is located in a beautiful setting in State College, PA which regularly appears on lists of the best college towns in the US. It has a top-ranked school district and is also consistently ranked among the nation’s safest and most livable cities by a variety of organizations and publications. Candidates must submit a letter of application indicating the position they wish to be considered for and a curriculum vita. Additionally, all candidates should provide the names of three references able to comment on the candidate’s teaching experience and/or potential directly to Mark Ivcic, Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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