Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Spanish

Penn State University

Penn State Fayette
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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VP for Commonwealth Campuses


Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus invites applications for Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Spanish, (Fixed-term, multi-year appointment - 2 years with option for renewal, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018. Responsibilities: Teach 3-4 courses (typically 12 credits) each semester of the Spanish language sequence (elementary and intermediate courses) and general education courses related to the applicant`s field of study. The ideal candidate will provide students with opportunities for in and out-of-classroom conversational activities and will develop contacts with the communities’ Spanish-speaking student population. Teaching assignments may include general education courses as well as day, evening, and/or online classes as needed. The successful candidate will participate in teaching development, advise students and provide career guidance, participate in campus, university, and community service, and demonstrate currency in Spanish discipline scholarship. Qualifications: Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Spanish language or literature and Spanish-language fluency. A background in Latin American and/or Iberian American civilizations is an advantage. Previous teaching at the college level is strongly preferred. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered, collaborative environment is expected, and experience with effective integrations of technology, hybrid and/or online teaching is preferred. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. Penn State Fayette is committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus. Candidates who can contribute to this imperative are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research and service. Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 700 students; approximately 20% are non-traditional. Students and faculty at Penn State Fayette have all of the resources of a major research university in a small college atmosphere. The student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in scholarly activities. Penn State Fayette is located on approximately 100 acres in the scenic Laurel Highlands. The campus is situated between Uniontown and Connellsville, Pennsylvania, along Route US 119, approximately 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh and 30 minutes north of Morgantown, West Virginia. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities in a convenient and safe environment with easy access to the urban offerings of Pittsburgh and Morgantown and the outdoor activities of the mountains. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/cmpcoll.html. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Charles Patrick, Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. E-mail: wcp13@psu.edu. Telephone: 724-430-4200. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins November 8, 2017 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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