Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


The Psychology program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in Industrial Organizational Psychology, beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate may teach courses in introductory psychology, statistics, tests and measurement, research methods, and program evaluation in addition to courses in the candidate’s area of interest. Opportunities to teach courses in our psychology master’s program may also be available. High-quality teaching, student advising, an active program of scholarship that engages undergraduate students, and providing service to the school and college are expected. Experience in securing or willingness to seek external funding is desirable. A Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a closely related field by time of appointment is required. Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of Penn State University with 4,500 students and 34 baccalaureate majors in four schools: Business, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Science. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research, on close student/faculty interaction, on its use of the open lab concept, and on its beautiful, wooded hilltop campus. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten Bachelor’s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one Master’s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The Psychology program offers both a BA and a BS in psychology and an MA in Applied Clinical Psychology. It has laboratory space, including a sound attenuating chamber, individual testing rooms, small group rooms, and observation rooms. Internal funds are available for faculty startup and professional travel. Technology and library resources are excellent. Other resources include an on-campus child care center and affiliation with the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation. The college also houses Knowledge Park, a 125-acre business and technology complex that hosts 20 companies and more than 500 employees. There our collaborative, open lab approach gives local companies and manufacturers access to the college`s intellectual and physical resources, while students get hands on experience with real world applications of their growing skills Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of appointment), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation.

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