Part-Time Lecturer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts


The Department of Psychology at Penn State ( invites applications for part-time online Lecturers for its Master of Professional Studies degree in the Psychology of Leadership ( The positions require teaching online graduate courses in various areas of leadership including but not limited to foundations of leadership; ethics and leadership; motivation and attitudes; cross-cultural leadership; creativity and innovation; leading work groups and teams; servant and authentic leadership; and dysfunctional leadership. Previous leadership experience (5+ years preferred) and fit to the department’s teaching needs are critical. Demonstrated excellence in online instruction is required. Online instructors must be willing and able to interact with students via live video chat, email, phone, and recorded video. These are part-time positions with a teaching load of one to two courses per semester. Opportunities for involvement in special projects, including course development and revision, may be available. Ph.D. required in one of the following fields: I/O psychology, social psychology, management, leadership, organizational behavior, or related discipline. The initial contract period is one semester with a good chance of continuing renewal depending on instructor performance and program funding. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue on a rolling basis to fill open positions for summer, fall, and spring. Candidates should submit a letter of application, including concise statements of teaching experience and interests, a current CV or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three references through the Penn State Jobs system. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Barbara Watters, Program Director, at

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