Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Composition

Penn State University

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


The English Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is offering a 2-year, full-time, non-tenure track, position to teach composition and other courses and to provide tutoring services to both international and New American ELL students beginning in the fall 2019 semester. Responsibilities as a faculty member include innovative instruction, research, scholarship and community and professional service. All faculty members at Penn State Behrend are expected to engage in scholarly activities and generate accomplishments appropriate to their areas of interest and expertise. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MA in English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Composition, Rhetoric, or related field and knowledge of research and/or graduate study in rhetoric, linguistics, and/or composition studies. The candidate should also have experience teaching ELL composition or tutoring university-level ELL students. We are hiring at the level of lecturer or assistant teaching professor, with job title dependent on degree. 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 and 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 and 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. For more information about the college and major, please visit our website: http://psbehrend.psu.edu/. 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. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references (including someone who can speak directly to your teaching ability). Applicants who rank highly may be asked to provide a statement of teaching and research interests, sample teaching materials, graduate transcripts, and/or 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