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Posted Position Details

Lecturer in Chinese


Job Number: 42009

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-360

Posted: 2/14/2014 Closes: 3/31/2014

Department: Asian Studies

Announcement: The Department of Asian Studies at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Chinese, starting August 2014. This position will offer benefits and may be renewable. Salary is competitive. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Chinese and active participation in teamwork and programmatic development. Teaching load is six courses per year. Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree in Chinese linguistics, Chinese pedagogy or a related field; native or near-native command of both Chinese and English; experience in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at the college level in the U.S.; evidence of effective and high quality teaching; and familiarity with current methods and technologies in foreign language teaching. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter including teaching philosophy, CV, a sample syllabus, the names of three references, and a link to an online video of a fifty-minute Chinese language teaching electronically at: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Alternatively, candidates can also send their teaching demos in DVD format to Bonnie Rossman, the Department of Asian Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 216C Ritenour Building, University Park, PA 16802. The Search Committee will interview finalists via Skype. Applications received by March 22, 2014 are guaranteed full consideration, but the search will continue until position is filled. Employment will require completion of background check in accordance with University Policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of its workplace.

Contact: BONNIE ROSSMAN (bjr19@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://asian.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Part-time Lecturer in Economics


Job Number: 41277

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-324

Posted: 11/21/2013 Closes: 9/15/2014

Department: Economics

Announcement: The Department of Economics of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 spring and fall sessions. Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate courses in Economics. A Master’s degree in Economics or a related field is required. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees in Economics may also be assigned to teach upper level undergraduate and graduate courses. These are non-tenure track appointments, whose duration may be as little as one semester or as much as one academic year, with the possibility of reappointment. Part-time lecturers normally teach one to two courses per semester. All applications will be assured full consideration until positions are filled. For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at http://www.econ.psu.edu. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch. Include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: Michele Moslak (mwm5@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://econ.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Part-time Lecturer in Economics


Job Number: 41939

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-353

Posted: 2/7/2014 Closes: 5/1/2014

Department: Economics

Lecturer in History


Job Number: 41715

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-345

Posted: 1/21/2014 Closes: 5/30/2014

Department: History

Part-time Lecturers in History and Religious Studies


Job Number: 41151

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-316

Posted: 11/12/2013 Closes: 5/30/2014

Department: History

Part-time Lecturers in IECP


Job Number: 41249

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-315

Posted: 11/20/2013 Closes: 12/31/2014

Department: Intensive English Communication Program

Announcement: Part-time Lecturers in IECP The Department of Applied Linguistics of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 spring, summer and fall sessions. Part-time lecturers will teach non-credit intensive English courses in one of four levels of instruction. Applicants must hold or be in the progress of obtaining a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language (T.E.S.L.) or in a related field, and have teaching experience in an intensive English or academic English Preparation program where English is the language of instruction. Successful candidates must show an active interest in on-going professional development and native like command of the English language. These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments with the possibility of reappointment. Part-time lecturers normally teach one to two courses per semester. All applications will be assured full consideration until positions are filled. For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at www.iecp.psu.edu. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch. Include (1) a formal letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job, and (2) a curriculum vitae with three references. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Contact: JESSICA SNYDER (jjs457@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://iecp.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Part-Time Lecturers in Labor and Employment Relations


Job Number: 41895

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-352

Posted: 2/3/2014 Closes: 11/28/2014

Department: Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Announcement: The School of Labor and Employment Relations of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 summer and fall sessions. Part-time lecturers will teach and/or revise or develop undergraduate courses in labor and employment relations. A Master’s degree in a related field is required. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees in the discipline may also be assigned to teach and/or revise or develop upper level undergraduate and graduate courses. These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments with the possibility of reappointment. Part-time lecturers normally teach one to two courses per semester. Applications are retained for summer and fall recruitment and are assured full consideration for that entire period. Positions will be filled as needed. For a more detailed description of the school, please visit our website at http://ler.la.psu.edu/. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: PATRICIA EVERHART (pxm205@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://lser.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Associate/Professor of Psychology-Neuroscience, Director of Human MRI Facility


Job Number: 40695

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-302

Posted: 9/24/2013 Closes: 12/31/2013

Department: Psychology

Announcement: The Department of Psychology at Penn State (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) is recruiting for a neuroscientist (associate professor or professor) who also will serve as Director of the Human MRI Facility at the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, or SLEIC (http://www.imaging.psu.edu). The substantive focus of research is open; expertise in advanced data analysis techniques for fMRI data is welcome, but not required. The Director will affiliate with one or more of the Department’s graduate program areas (cognitive, developmental, social, clinical, and industrial/organizational psychology). Rich opportunities exist for collaboration across the department and across the campus, including a range of centers such as the Center for Language Science (http://cls.psu.edu/), the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu/), and the Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition (http://www.huck.psu.edu/center/brain-behavior-cognition). The Director position is co-funded by the Social Science Research Institute (http://www.ssri.psu.edu/). Candidates are expected to have a record of excellence in research and teaching, and a history of external funding. Review of applications for the position begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application including concise statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, and selected (p) reprints. Letters of recommendation will be requested from applicants selected as finalists. Electronic submission is strongly preferred; please submit materials at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. If unable to submit electronically, mail materials to the Neuroscience Faculty Search Committee – Box A, Department of Psychology, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802. Questions regarding the application process and the position can be emailed to Judy Bowman, jak8@psu.edu and questions regarding the position can be sent to Sheri Berenbaum sab31@psu.edu, Chair. We especially encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: Judith Bowman (jak8@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://psych.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Lecturers, Various Specializations


Job Number: 40878

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-307

Posted: 10/18/2013 Closes: 10/31/2014

Department: Psychology

Announcement: The Department of Psychology at Penn State (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) invites applications for the position of lecturer. The positions require teaching undergraduate research methods courses, possibly also introductory statistics, and courses in clinical, cognitive, developmental, industrial-organizational, or social psychology. Candidates should be available for both on-line and classroom teaching assignments. Previous teaching experience and fit to the department’s teaching needs are critical. These are full-time positions with a teaching load of three courses per semester during the academic year; summer teaching is negotiable. Ph.D. preferred and at least ABD status required. January or August 2014 start dates are possible. The initial contract period is one year, with a good chance of continuing and multiple yearly renewal depending on funding. Review of applications for all positions begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, including concise statements of teaching experience and interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references electronically to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ If you cannot submit electronically, applications can be mailed to Judy Bowman, 140 Moore, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802. Questions may be addressed to Richard Carlson, Associate Head, at racarlson@psu.edu. We especially encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: Judith Bowman (jak8@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://psych.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Open Rank Professor of Psychology


Job Number: 40454

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-291

Posted: 9/2/2013 Closes: 12/31/2013

Department: Psychology

Announcement: The Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania State University (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) announces two open rank tenure line faculty positions to start in Fall, 2014. For one position, we seek a candidate with research focused on the dynamics of child maltreatment from a biobehavioral perspective, with a strong preference for candidates who take a developmental psychopathology approach. Possible areas of research include (but are not limited to) the impact of trauma exposure on child, adolescent, or later adult neurobiological, physiological, social-emotional, or cognitive functioning. Also of interest is research on the context of maltreatment, including child and parenting factors, family dynamics, or community risks associated with the perpetration of maltreatment and/or affecting the impact of trauma exposure. For the other position, we seek a candidate engaged in translational research focused on preventive or therapeutic interventions for children, parents, and/or adults affected by child maltreatment. Possible areas of research include (but are not limited to) parent- or family-focused interventions designed to treat or prevent maltreatment, or trauma-focused treatments designed to address and diminish the consequences of being a victim of child maltreatment. Also of interest is research designed to improve the use of evidence-based intervention strategies by service agencies, or to explore innovations in intervention approaches and delivery strategies. We seek faculty members who are interested in and committed to participating in an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn State contributing to the mission of the PSU Network on Child Protection and Well-being. These positions will be supported by the Child Study Center (CSC), which is housed in the Department of Psychology and functions as a university-wide translational research center, supporting advances in developmental science aimed at promoting positive educational, health, and mental health outcomes for children, adolescents, and families. Strong collaborative links exist with the other centers that form the Network, as well as with the PSU Psychological Clinic and satellite centers in urban areas throughout the state. Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, and selected (p)reprints electronically to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation mailed to Child Maltreatment Search Committee, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. This address may also be used to submit application materials if unable to do so electronically. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. For more information, contact Karen Bierman (kb2@psu.edu). Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: Judith Bowman (jak8@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://psych.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Part-Time Lecturers, Various Specializations


Job Number: 40877

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-306

Posted: 10/18/2013 Closes: 10/31/2014

Department: Psychology

Announcement: The Department of Psychology at Penn State (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) invites applications for the position of part-time lecturer. The positions require teaching undergraduate research methods courses, introductory statistics, or courses in clinical, cognitive, developmental, industrial-organizational, or social psychology. Candidates should be available for both on-line and classroom teaching assignments. Previous teaching experience and fit to the department’s teaching needs are critical. These are part-time positions with a teaching load of two to four courses per year. Ph.D. preferred and at least ABD status required. January or August 2014 start dates are possible. The initial contract period is one semester, with a good chance of continuing renewal depending on funding and performance. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, including concise statements of teaching experience and interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references electronically to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ If you cannot submit electronically, applications can be mailed to Judy Bowman, 140 Moore, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802. Questions may be addressed to Richard Carlson, Associate Head, at racarlson@psu.edu. We especially encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: Judith Bowman (jak8@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://psych.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Rock Ethics Institute Postdoctoral Scholars


Job Number: 41971

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-359

Posted: 2/12/2014 Closes: 3/15/2014

Department: Rock Ethics Institute

Announcement: The Rock Ethics Institute (http://rockethics.psu.edu) at Penn State has a threefold mission to promote ethics education, research, and outreach. In particular, we aim a) to integrate ethics education across the Penn State curriculum and to provide informal ethics education to our community in order to underscore and strengthen a culture of integrity and responsibility at Penn State, and b) to serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research in the field of ethics that is both collaborative and policy-relevant. We pursue our educational aim by working with faculty across the university to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to integrate ethics into their undergraduate classes. We have also launched a program to train STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to become leaders and educators in the field of research ethics. Our research efforts have led to a series of exciting collaborations related to food ethics, global ethics, moral development and moral literacy, and climate ethics, including a recent NSF sponsored research network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management Strategies (http://scrimhub.org) which investigates the question: “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?” The postdoctoral scholarships are twelve-month appointments beginning August 2014. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and may be continued for a maximum of 3 years contingent upon the needs of the Institute. The salary range is $45,000-$58,000 per year, depending on experience. We are interested in hiring Postdoctoral Scholars with expertise in the following areas: Science and ethics (http://rockethics.psu.edu/climate), with particular interest in coupled epistemic-ethical issues in climate change science and in the life sciences Engineering ethics (http://rockethics.psu.edu/education/ethics-and-engineering) Bioethics (http://rockethics.psu.edu/bioethics/), with particular interest in macrobioethical issues Ethics education and moral literacy (http://rockethics.psu.edu/education/), including PreK-12 education, with particular interest in ethics education assessment Research ethics Agricultural ethics Scholars will receive training and mentor-ship. They will be expected to assist in designing, offering, and assessing online and residential ethics training for faculty and graduate students, to participate in collaborative research in ethics, and to help to strengthen the interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus. Scholars can expect to work on co-authored publications and engage in research that will contribute to their own research trajectory. Scholars may also receive experience working on grants and other fundraising activities. They will also work closely with senior faculty related to their area of expertise and participate in multidisciplinary seminars and conferences. There may be opportunities to teach one class per year. Applicants must have completed the requirements for their Ph.D. or professional degree by the appointment date. HOW TO APPLY Candidates should submit an online application at http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent confidentially to Deborah Trialonas at dlb49@psu.edu A complete application will include the following materials: A cover letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications, including how their background qualifies them for one or more of the above listed areas of interest and how their experience is relevant to the position as described; A current curriculum vitae; A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential; Three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 9, 2014, but all applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Initial Skype interviews will be scheduled with candidates.

Contact: Deborah Trialonas (dlb49@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://rockethics.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Part-time Lecturers in Sociology and Criminology


Job Number: 41556

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-342

Posted: 1/6/2014 Closes: 8/25/2014

Department: Sociology/Crime, Law and Justice

Announcement: The Department of Sociology and Criminology of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 summer and fall sessions. Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate courses in Sociology and/or Criminology. Previous experience in online instruction through Penn State’s World Campus preferred for some courses. A bachelor’s degree and graduate coursework in a related field is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred. Candidates with Ph.D. or J.D. degrees in the discipline may also be assigned to teach upper level undergraduate courses. These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments with the possibility of reappointment. Part-time lecturers normally teach one to two courses per semester. Applications are retained for the calendar year and are assured full consideration for the entire period. Positions will be filled as needed. We will contact you if an appropriate opening arises. For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at http://sociology.la.psu.edu/. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch. Include a formal letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and curriculum vitae with three references listed. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: SHERI MILLER (sam1@psu.edu)

Department Website: http://www.sociology.la.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Omnibus Posting Details

Omnibus Ad


Job Number: 41152

Affirmative Action Search No. #: 021-318

Posted: 11/12/2013 Closes: 6/30/2014

Announcement: The Pennsylvania State University College of the Liberal Arts, University Park campus, invites applicants for tenure-track appointments beginning Fall 2014 in the following departments and programs: African Studies; African American Studies; Anthropology; Applied Linguistics; Asian Studies; Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; Communication Arts and Sciences; Comparative Literature; Criminology; Economics; English; French and Francophone Studies, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; History; Jewish Studies, Labor and Employment Relations; Philosophy, Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; and Women’s Studies. We offer a competitive compensation package. Required qualifications include a demonstrated interest in and capacity to do research publishable in top-tier journals, a high level of teaching competence, and an earned doctorate (entry-level candidates must have degree in hand by appointment date). To view and apply for specific job openings, visit www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ Electronic submission of applications is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply electronically, send letter of interest, current CV, and names of three references to: Liberal Arts Searches, c/o Human Resources Generalist-Faculty, The Pennsylvania State University, 111 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by December 20, 2013, but all positions will remain open until appropriate candidates are found. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Contact: Faye Maring (flm2@psu.edu)

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.