Assistant Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education


The Lifelong Learning Adult Education Program at Penn State Harrisburg invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education position. This position will begin in fall 2019. This successful candidate will have a strong background in lifelong learning and adult education in the digital age, and experience teaching and learning in multiple delivery formats including face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid modalities. Emphasis or experience in medical or health professions education is also preferred as is a strong background in quantitative or mixed methods research methodology, and experience supervising graduate student research. An active program of research with potential for external funding is expected. Applicants must have a commitment to integrity, diversity, collaboration, and professional service. Primary Responsibilities: Teach primarily introductory and advanced graduate level courses in lifelong learning and adult education. Chair and serve on dissertation committees. Work with health and medical professions educators to develop curriculum that is responsive to their needs. Engage in research and publication. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in lifelong learning and adult education or related field. Evidence of being successful at research and publication, with potential for external funding. Experience with or strong potential for successful graduate student research supervision. Evidence of the ability to succeed at graduate level teaching in multiple delivery formats in the digital age. Strong background as a generalist in the field of lifelong learning and adult education with an identifiable focus in one or more of the following areas: health and the medical professions; teaching and learning in the digital age; quantitative or mixed methods research methodology. Penn State Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from minority candidates. Penn State Harrisburg, with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students, is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The College is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. The College offers students the opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees in thirty academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers twenty-two master’s degrees and three doctoral degree programs. The College is located near the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which facilitates collaborative research opportunities. To learn more about the College and the School, visit or Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of no more than three publications, and the names and contact information of five references online. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 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