Job Number: 53756
Penn State Brandywine invites applications for a faculty position in Psychology, Assistant Professor, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2015, or as negotiated.
Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester in the baccalaureate degree program in psychology at both the lower and upper division levels using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students, provide career guidance, and actively engage undergraduate students in research. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology or related area is required. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants with an applied or clinical focus and emphasis in developmental, physiological/ cognitive/ behavioral neuroscience, industrial/ organizational, or learning theory/ behavior analysis. The psychology program has a philosophical emphasis on diversity and a critical contextual approach to understanding human behavior. Evidence of potential in research and publication and 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: The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Brandywine is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide and shares in the University’s international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and service. It is a small, suburban, undergraduate campus located on 90 acres on the western side of the greater Philadelphia region, and enrolls approximately 1700 students. Penn State Brandywine offers the first two years of study for most of Penn State`s more than 160 degree programs. In addition students may enroll on campus in twelve baccalaureate degrees, and three associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Brandywine 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 much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research.
For more information about the campus, visit http://brandywine.psu.edu/. For more information about Penn State University, visit: http://www.psu.edu/. Inquiries: Dr. Cynthia Lightfoot, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Brandywine. E-mail: ude.usp|3lgc#ude.usp|3lgc. Telephone: 610-892-1412. Applicants are required to apply on-line and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Application review begins November 1, 2014 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.