Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Factors in Psychology

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Erie School of Humanities and Social Sciences

United States

Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Factors Psychology

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
10/07/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
91293
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Behrend
Department:
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Description

The Psychology program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor (2-year renewable position) beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will: teach courses in introductory psychology, human factors, the psychology of gaming, research methods, and courses in his or her area of interest, participate in scholarly activity involving undergraduate students and possibly graduate students, advise students and provide service to the school, college, and university. Collaboration with the School of Engineering and involvement in our Game Development Minor are strongly encouraged. A Master’s degree is required; a doctorate is preferred. Experience in graduate curriculum development and seeking external funding are desired. Area of research is open. The Psychology program offers both a BA and a BS in psychology and an MA in Applied Clinical Psychology. It has laboratory space, including a sound attenuating chamber, individual testing rooms, small group rooms, and observation rooms. Other resources include an on-campus child care center and affiliation with the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation. Technology and inter-library loan resources are excellent; internal funds are available for scholarly activity. Penn State Erie, the Behrend College is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science.) With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who are committed both to teaching and scholarship and who value and support respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has approximately 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten bachelor’s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one master’s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women’s health or energy & sustainability. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year ‘round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie’s cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region. If you have never applied for a Penn State job before, you will need to create a Friends of Penn State Account. Thereafter, you will be able to upload a letter of application summarizing your experience, teaching philosophy, and research interests; and a curriculum vitae. In addition, please have three letters of reference, with the job number in the subject line, sent directly to jobdocs@psu.edu. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years from date of hire.


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