Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
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Penn State Altoona
Academic Affairs, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences


Penn State Altoona, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences, invites applications for the tenure-track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies to begin August 2018. The ideal candidate will have expertise in family theory and development and diversity related to family structure and functioning. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in and/or experience with, community-based teaching and/or research. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate courses in the domain of family and their area of specialization as well as introductory life span courses. The position requires a Ph.D. in human development and family studies or related field with a preference for those candidates with teaching experience ( The position requires the teaching of three courses per semester, conducting original research published in peer-reviewed journals, and providing related service. Each candidate should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching, an ability to collaborate with undergraduate research and engaged scholarship, and an ability to develop upper level courses. Each candidate should demonstrate the potential for scholarly research and the ability to obtain extramural funding for their research. Finally, each candidate is expected to provide service to the College, the community, and the profession. Successful candidates will be team players who are willing to work with a faculty dedicated to ensuring the highest quality education for Altoona students while also encouraging individual growth, cultural awareness, ethical decision-making, and civic responsibility. Enthusiasm for learning and a willingness to continually develop as a teacher are critical. Penn State Altoona ( is a two-campus, four-year baccalaureate institution. Situated in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona offers 25 baccalaureate degrees, five associate degrees, and the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors. The college is continuing to expand its degree offerings. The campus community includes nearly 3,600 students and over 600 faculty and staff members. Located only 40 miles from the flagship University Park campus, Penn State Altoona offers the advantages of a small college teaching environment with the readily available resources of a major research university. Applicants should upload a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; and transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview). Please combine materials to fit appropriated space. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to AA-EDHDSS@LISTS.PSU.EDU. Review of applications will begin October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at

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