Associate/Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Undergraduate Education
Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence


Penn State’s Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence has an opening for an experienced faculty developer on a continuing full-time faculty appointment (non-tenure track). The successful candidate will be committed to teaching enhancement and its advocacy, have relevant teaching experience, and experience in faculty development. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Candidates with experience of student success initiatives that integrate how faculty can enhance student persistence, achievement, and graduation rates will receive priority. The Schreyer Institute is based at the University Park campus in State College, PA, but is responsible for working with over 5800 faculty and graduate students teaching 90,000+ students at more than 20 different locations throughout Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include: Work with faculty and teaching assistants as they develop face-to-face, blended, and online courses; Collaborate with a variety of faculty and academic units design and develop curricula, learning activities, student feedback, quizzes, and exams; Design, present, and evaluate workshops, seminars, and other teaching and learning activities; Develop materials and resources that encourage use of effective and evidence-based teaching and evaluation strategies; Partner with other Penn State faculty to conduct and advance teaching and learning scholarship; Develop and provide leadership for projects related to the priorities of the university and the Institute; Extend the Institute’s outreach to and personal interactions with other faculty; Serve as the faculty liaison to designated academic departments and other teaching and learning support units. Academic expectations include: Academic and scholarly competence and credibility; Teaching experience at the university level; Contributions to teaching and learning scholarship; Active participation in national organizations focused on post-secondary teaching and learning. Required: Experience working in a teaching center or relevant consulting and workshop experience; Excellent interpersonal and consultative skills, oral and written communication skills, and team skills; Initiative and flexibility; Evidence of success in post-secondary teaching. Preferred: Experience working with faculty from a variety of academic cultures and disciplines; Understanding of the variability in teaching missions across a multi-campus institution and the impact that has on faculty roles and teaching challenges; Knowledge of diverse student populations and issues faced by those from underrepresented groups; Knowledge of student learning and faculty development literatures. Ph.D. preferred; Master’s required. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, faculty development philosophy statement, and the names and contact information (only) for three references. Screening will begin immediately and will 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