Assistant Professor of Psychology

Penn State University

Penn State Schuylkill
Campus City:
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Schuylkill
Social Science and Education


Penn State Schuylkill invites applications for faculty position, Assistant Professor of Psychology, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2020 or as negotiated. The Penn State Schuylkill faculty are searching for a colleague to teach introductory, clinical and health psychology courses. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will be involved in research that benefits the campus, our students and the community with a preference for candidates conducting research on substance use and misuse. Penn State Schuylkill is working with our local community to combat the opioid epidemic, and this faculty member could participate in these efforts. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to join the recently launched university-wide Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) The CCSA will allow the successful candidate opportunities to collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary research community, participate in the CCSA annual conference, apply for research seed grants, and apply for a community fellowship to work with a local partner to address substance abuse. The successful candidate will also provide service to the campus, discipline and society. Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester. Courses will include Introduction to Psychology, clinical psychology courses and and courses in area of specialty or related areas, which are delivered using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Faculty are expected to publish in refereed journals and participate in professional organizations. In addition, they are expected to participate in course, curriculum, and program development and to advise students and provide career guidance. Contribute to the intellectual and social life of the campus, its community engagement mission, and the local community. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology or related field (ABD may be considered and must be successfully completed at the time of hire). Area of specialty is open but Clinical/Counseling or Health Psychology are preferred with a strong preference for research in areas related to substance use and misuse. 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 Schuylkill is a four-year campus of the Pennsylvania State University with a mission to provide affordable high-quality education, research that improves lives, and community engagement. With just over 600 students, the campus offers the advantages of a small college where students build strong relationships with faculty and are involved in clubs, research, community service, and intercollegiate athletics. Students can complete one of 14 four-or two-year degrees at the campus or the first two years of 160 Penn State degrees. Penn State Schuylkill is located in scenic Schuylkill County with a low cost of living, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and easy access to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. For additional information about Penn State Schuylkill, please visit our web page at Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Darcy Medica, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill. E-mail: Telephone: 570-385-6100. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Finalists will be asked to submit samples of scholarly and/or creative work. Closing Date: Application review will begin November 1, 2019 with full consideration given to applications received by December 1, 2019.

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