Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor and Counterterrorism Option Director, MPS-HLS

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts
Political Science


The Department of Political Science invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position as Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Political Science and Director for the Counterterrorism Option in the interdisciplinary Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (MPS-HLS) online degree program. The position entails teaching in residence and online classes in terrorism and security, including the design and teaching of Master’s level online coursework on terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as management of and advising within the Counterterrorism Option. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Political Science or in another discipline related to Terrorism and Homeland Security, though qualified applicants at the ABD level will also be considered. Professional experience in counterterrorism fields and/or on-line teaching experience is preferred. For a more detailed description of the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (MPS-HLS) program in which the Counterterrorism Option will be located, please visit the website: https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-homeland-security-counterterrorism-masters/overview. To learn more about the Political Science department, please visit our website at http://polisci.la.psu.edu/. The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Please include in your application the following: a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the position, a current CV, a writing sample, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. All candidates should also request three letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee at: plscapplications@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and 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