Assistant Teaching Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Human Development and Family Studies


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development seeks applicants for a fixed-term non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position whose primary teaching responsibilities will be in service to Penn State’s undergraduate education minor in Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies (CMAS). Launched in 2015, the interdisciplinary CMAS minor provides Penn State students, majoring in any discipline, training in the detection, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment; the community and health systems involved in responding to an act of child maltreatment; the long-term health consequences of child maltreatment; and the interventions developed to prevent child maltreatment and treat its consequences. The ideal candidate for this position will have a professional background in the field of child maltreatment (e.g., social work, child welfare, victim advocacy, evidence-based trauma treatment, field work), previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level, an ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with local child protection and child welfare agencies, and work collaboratively with CMAS leadership in the delivery of courses and growth of the minor. The primary responsibility of the instructor position will be to lead the instruction of high-caliber, undergraduate coursework in the CMAS minor annually, including up to three sections each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) with no more than 8 course sections per year. This individual will also assist with advising CMAS students and engage in other service efforts. Depending on teaching load during a given semester or year, this individual may also contribute to efforts to expand CMAS to Penn State’s World Campus (online) – including, but not limited to: designing an implementation plan; authoring/developing online versions of CMAS courses; and assisting with and performing online course maintenance and improvement. Ideal candidates should have professional and instructional experience in areas related to the interdisciplinary nature of the CMAS minor, including sociology, psychology, nursing, education, public health or related field. The HDFS Department is interested in candidates who have experience working with both traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students representing diverse backgrounds and career goals. Experience with online instruction or content development is also preferred. Specific competencies critical to success include: excellent verbal and written communication skills; a team-oriented, collaborative approach; the ability to work in a fast-paced environment; and a knowledge of best practices for instruction and advising. Position requires a Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, or a related field. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. This is a 48-week fixed-term, 100% FTE faculty appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. When applying, please upload a cover letter, a CV, a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interest, and a list of contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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