Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, PK-4

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Behrend


This is a non-tenure-track, two-year position, with possibility of renewal, for an assistant teaching professor who would be responsible for the supervision of pre-service teachers in PK-4 settings and for conducting a concurrent seminar in professional development. A Ph.D. in elementary, early childhood, or science education (or closely related field) is preferred; Master’s degree is required. The successful candidate will have classroom experience in an early childhood, elementary, or science education setting; experience with supervision of pre-service teachers; a record of excellence in college-level teaching; and a commitment to collaboration, diversity, social justice, and advocacy. A strong knowledge of anti-bias pedagogy is required. A concentration in elementary science is preferred. Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of the Pennsylvania 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 has shared laboratory space; technology and library resources are excellent. Other resources include an on-campus child care center, and affiliation with an applied research and outreach center, the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation. For more information about the college and major, please visit our website: 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 will begin February 25, 2019. Required application materials include a cover letter summarizing experience and teaching philosophy, one sample evaluation of university teaching, and three reference letters. To apply, go to For job location, choose “Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.” For type of job, select “Academic.” Then click “Search for Jobs.” Letters of reference should be sent directly to

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