Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State University

Penn State Shenango
Campus City:
Sharon, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Shenango
Information Sciences and Technology (IST)


Penn State Shenango invites applications for a Lecturer or an Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology position with Cybersecurity concentration (rank commensurate with qualifications), Fixed-Term Multi-Year Contract, Non-Tenure-Track, 36 weeks beginning August 2020, or as negotiated. Teach four courses (12 credits) per semester in the jointly delivered Cybersecurity baccalaureate program, using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. The candidate may also find themselves assuming these additional responsibilities: contribute to course, curriculum, and program development; advise students and provide career guidance; participate in campus, university, and community service activities; serve on college-wide and departmental committees as needed; participate in professional organizations. The Cybersecurity baccalaureate degree is jointly delivered through a six-campus consortium, including Shenango, Beaver, Brandywine, Schuykill, York, and Greater Allegheny campuses. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty at the other campuses to deliver a portion of the curriculum to multiple campuses using a variety of distance and face-to-face delivery methods and to coordinate the shared program as needed. Successful applicants must have a Master’s degree or terminal degree (preferred) in a related discipline and a commitment to teaching learners at all levels and from all backgrounds. Teaching and/or Information Technology industry experience in one or more relevant areas including computer science, information security, cybersecurity (including any sub-specializations) is preferred. Applicants will be considered for a teaching faculty rank commensurate with their education and experience. 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. Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university whose instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Penn State Shenango is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide that serves our local community as an integral part of the University. Shenango’s 14 acre-campus is located in downtown Sharon in picturesque Western Pennsylvania near the Ohio border. It is about one hour from Pittsburgh, ninety minutes from Cleveland, and twenty minutes from Youngstown, Ohio. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students; about 60% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 6 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Shenango have all of 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 more 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, and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.shenango.psu.edu. Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) based on the strength of our Security and Risk Analysis and cybersecurity degree programs.

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