Assistant Professor of Psychology

Penn State University

Penn State Lehigh Valley
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Penn State Lehigh Valley
Social Sciences and Education


Penn State Lehigh Valley invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Psychology, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2019, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester. Courses could include, but are not limited to: Abnormal, Cognitive, Development, Health, Positive Psychology, Introductory Neuroscience, Psychology of Sustainability, Psychology of Gaming, and courses consistent with the candidate’s area of expertise. Courses will be taught using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in referred journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in one of the following areas: Cognitive, Developmental, Forensic, or Health. Other Ph.D. concentrations will be considered if the candidate can demonstrate substantial experience in one of the aforementioned areas. ABD candidates will be considered given evidence of sufficient progress toward degree completion. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. 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. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Lehigh Valley campus is located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, approximately 65 minutes from New York City and 45 minutes north of Philadelphia. This campus has the distinction of being the oldest continuously running campus in the Penn State system after University Park, and also the newest, having just relocated in August 2009 to a modern high-tech campus. Students may start one of the many Penn State majors at the Lehigh Valley campus and then transfer to any other Penn State campus or they may choose to remain at Penn State Lehigh Valley to complete one of the baccalaureate degree programs offered at the campus. Penn State Lehigh Valley is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,000 students; about 24% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as nine baccalaureate degrees and 3 associate degrees which can be completed on the campus. Students and faculty at Penn State Lehigh Valley have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting. For more information about the campus, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Douglas Hochstetler, Interim Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Lehigh Valley. E-mail: Telephone: 610-285-5000. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Application review will begin on December 4, 2018 and will continue 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