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Job # Title   Deadline
40857 Assistant or Associate Professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management   06/30/2014
40921 Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing   ** Until Filled **
41917 Assistant/Associate Professor of Rural Sociology   05/07/2014
42209 Assistant/Research Assistant   05/31/2014
42882 Co-Director   04/28/2014
42306 Department Chairperson   ** Until Filled **
42863 Educational Leadership Course Developers   ** Until Filled **
41954 ESL Lecturer   06/30/2014
42668 Faculty Academic Advisor   ** Until Filled **
42818 Fixed-term 2 (Part-time) Positions   12/31/2014
42242 Fixed-term II (Part-Time) Faculty Positions for 2014/2015 Academic Year   ** Until Filled **
42435 Full-Time Fixed-Term Opportunties   06/30/2015
42517 Full-time Lecturer in African Studies Program   05/01/2014
42257 Geospatial Services Librarian   ** Until Filled **
42154 Hospitality Management - Tenure-Track and Fixed Term Positions   06/15/2014
42809 Instructional Faculty   ** Until Filled **
42255 Instructor   ** Until Filled **
42845 Instructor (Fixed-term 1), Early Childhood Education   ** Until Filled **
42740 Instructor in Computer Languages   05/09/2014
42847 Instructor in Rural Sociology   ** Until Filled **
41765 Instructor or Clinical Professor in Accounting (Full-time)   05/31/2014
42523 Instructor-Summer College Opportunity Program   ** Until Filled **
42282 Instructors, Higher Education   ** Until Filled **
42635 KPAP Instructor (Part-Time)   12/31/2099
42618 Lecturer   06/30/2014
42556 Lecturer (Part-time)   12/31/2099
42400 Lecturer for REU Program   05/12/2014
41858 Lecturer in Communciation Arts and Sciences   07/05/2014
42459 Lecturer in ESL Composition   ** Until Filled **
42258 Lecturer in Italian   ** Until Filled **
42710 Lecturers in Arabic   ** Until Filled **
40878 Lecturers in Psychology   05/02/2014
42719 Lecturers in Spanish   ** Until Filled **
41760 Methodology Faculty Position on Big Data - Human Development & Family Studies (Open Rank)   06/30/2014
42597 Nursing Faculty (Part-time at Hershey)   ** Until Filled **
40877 Part--time Lecturers in Psychology   05/02/2014
42835 Part-time (Fixed-term 2) Instructors in Counselor Education   ** Until Filled **
42590 Part-time Field Experience Supervisors   ** Until Filled **
42915 Part-time Instructor in Secondary Education English/Communications for Summer 2014   ** Until Filled **
42429 Part-time Lecturers in African American Studies   07/31/2014
42430 Part-time Lecturers in African Studies   07/31/2014
42561 Part-time Lecturers in Arabic   ** Until Filled **
42562 Part-time Lecturers in Asian Studies   ** Until Filled **
42563 Part-time Lecturers in Asian Studies   ** Until Filled **
41859 Part-time Lecturers in Communication Arts and Sciences   09/30/2014
42509 Part-time Lecturers in Comparative Literature   ** Until Filled **
42508 Part-time Lecturers in French and Francophone Studies   ** Until Filled **
42507 Part-time Lecturers in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures   ** Until Filled **
42555 Part-time Lecturers in Labor and Employment Relations   ** Until Filled **
42095 Part-time Lecturers in Linguistics   07/31/2014
42449 Part-time Lecturers in Polical Science   ** Until Filled **
42534 Part-time Lecturers in Psychology   ** Until Filled **
42610 Part-time Lecturers in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese   ** Until Filled **
42431 Part-time Lecturers in Women's Studies   07/31/2014
40758 Part-Time Opportunities for 2013/2014 Academic Year   05/15/2014
42433 Part-Time Opportunities for 2014/2015 Academic Year   06/30/2015
42872 Part-time Research Assistant in Motor Control, Cognition, and Neuroimaging Laboratory   04/28/2014
42663 Part-time Researchers in Sociology and Criminology   ** Until Filled **
42548 Postdoctoral Scholar   05/05/2014
42785 Professor of Practice in Psychology   ** Until Filled **
42748 Research Assistant   ** Until Filled **
42413 Research Assistant   ** Until Filled **
42733 Research Assistant - Condensed Matter Physics   ** Until Filled **
42810 Research Assistant - Quality Talk Discussion Research Project   ** Until Filled **
42643 Research Assistant / Research Associate   06/30/2014
39387 Research Assistant/Associate   06/26/2014
42776 Research Assistants (Part-time)   ** Until Filled **
42747 Research Associate   05/01/2014
42726 Research Associate   ** Until Filled **
42493 Research Associate   06/30/2014
42889 Research Associate - Experimental Atomic Physics   ** Until Filled **
41792 Research Associate Positions   07/31/2014
37287 Research Faculty   05/07/2014
42137 Research Faculty   05/28/2014
42549 Research Faculty   ** Until Filled **
42551 Research Faculty   ** Until Filled **
38733 Research Faculty (Department Head)   05/07/2014
36415 Research Faculty (Intelligent Control Department Head)   05/07/2014
42016 Senior Instructor/Instructor and Director of Student Recruitment and Activities   06/17/2014
42731 Short-Term Visitor Opportunities for 2014/2015 Academic Year   ** Until Filled **
42317 Summer Researchers   ** Until Filled **
42319 Summer Researchers   ** Until Filled **
42620 Summer Researchers in Comparative Literature   ** Until Filled **
42589 Summer Researchers in English   ** Until Filled **
42622 Summer Researchers in French and Francophone Studies   ** Until Filled **
42619 Summer Researchers in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures   ** Until Filled **
42536 Summer Researchers in Psychology   ** Until Filled **
42623 Summer Researchers in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese   ** Until Filled **
42236 Teaching Fellow in ESL/EAP Program   04/30/2014
41789 Teaching Positions - Nutritional Sciences (Part-time)   01/26/2015
42730 Teaching Positions - Nutritional Sciences (Part-time)   12/31/2099
41674 Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry   06/30/2014
42158 Transmission Electron Microscopy Research Faculty Member (Non-tenure)   09/04/2014
42520 Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics   ** Until Filled **
42248 Visiting Professor of Finance   05/15/2014
42690 World Language Education Instructor   ** Until Filled **
Assistant or Associate Professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)
Job Number: 40857

Join an engaged, productive and collegial group whose mission is to transform human and environmental health and wellbeing through research, teaching and service/outreach associated with recreation, park, tourism, and leisure activities and services. The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM) announces two (2) tenure/ tenure-track openings and seeks energetic and collaborative colleagues who will conduct a dynamic research program, effectively engage with students, and share their passion for their work across the College of Health and Human Development (HHD), at The Pennsylvania State University, and beyond. We aim to fill these positions over the next two years with a possibility of employment commencing on August 15, 2014.

Faculty and students in RPTM take a coupled human and natural systems approach when conducting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research; providing classroom, field, and on-line learning experiences; and participating in service and outreach in recreation, park and tourism management as well as leisure studies. These efforts are facilitated by innovative research hubs and networks across campus such as the Sustainability Institute, Social Science Research Institute, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Center for Healthy Aging, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, and the Rock Ethics Institute.

Applicants should provide evidence of a thematic program of research in an area related to our mission and activities. Particular focal areas might include, but are not limited to, tourist behavior and tourism policy; family and individual health and wellbeing; information technology and communications; social innovation and/or social entrepreneurship; community development; sustainability; and/or finance and fundraising.

Responsibilities and Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field. Successful candidates must: (a) conduct interdisciplinary research, (b) participate in outreach and service at the department, college and university levels, (c) teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses; (d) forge innovative collaborations with faculty at Penn State as well as external partners; and (e) secure funding to support their research program. Extensive teaching experience is preferred and involvement in on-line teaching is desirable. Preference will be given to applicants who have a thematic research focus and demonstrated ability to conduct independent, programmatic research; garner external funding; and work collaboratively.

Salary: Competitive salary consistent with qualifications and experience. Penn State offers an excellent benefit plan and retirement contribution.

The Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant comprehensive research institution with approximately 42,000 students at the University Park campus. The surrounding community of State College is well known for its excellent schools and high quality of life. The College of HHD, comprised of eight degree-granting programs, is committed to the mission of improving human health and wellbeing across the life-span through innovative research, teaching, and outreach activities.

Application: Review of applications and nominations will begin February 14, 2014, and continue until suitable candidates are found. To apply send a curriculum vitae, supporting materials and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Linda Caldwell, RPTM Search Committee Chair, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, 801 Ford Building, University Park, PA 16802-1307. Please indicate “RPTM Assistant/Associate Professor Search” in the subject line of all email correspondence. Questions may be directed to Dr. Caldwell at 814-863-8988 or lindac@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.

 
Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: School of Nursing
Department: College of Nursing
Job Number: 40921

The College of Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) invites applications for positions of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured) of Nursing. Faculty will teach in their area of specialty and advance a program of independent research in their area of interest. Candidates whose research interests relate to areas of sleep, gerontology or children/adolescents’ health are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary are competitive and based on the background and experience of the applicant.

Penn State College of Nursing is among the top schools of nursing in the country in NIH funding with robust programs of research in such areas as end of life care, dementia and delirium in the elderly, palliative care and heart failure, sleep, child and adolescent health, and organizational change in complex system. The College of Nursing is home to one of the nine John A. Hartford Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence in the country. The College’s graduate program is ranked in the top 10% of nursing schools nationwide according to the US News and World Report and offers a diverse array of master’s options and a PhD program focused on the development of nurse scientists.

The successful candidates will have a Master’s degree in nursing and an earned doctorate at the time of employment. Applicants should also have a focused and ongoing program of research, potential for attracting extramural funding, and a documented commitment to teaching and outreach. Excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty in the College of Health and Human Development, the College of Education, the College of Medicine, and several academic centers within the University. Log on to www.nursing.psu.edu for more information. We are seeking a colleague who is interested in contributing to the diversity mission of the College and the University. For more information on the Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State, please go to: www.equity.psu.edu

Penn State recognizes and is supportive of dual career situations. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter describing interests and qualifications and preferred start date. Also include a curriculum vita, copies of three recent publications and the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three individuals that may be asked to send professional recommendations.

Direct all correspondence and inquiries to:

Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor; The Pennsylvania State University; College of Nursing; The Center for Nursing Research; 29C HHD East; University Park, PA 16802

Email: ams24@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1020 (office) or 215-888-2384 (mobile)

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

 
Assistant/Associate Professor of Rural Sociology
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Job Number: 41917

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, College of Agricultural Sciences, seeks applicants with expertise in spatial data methods to fill a tenure track appointment at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position is co-funded with Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and Population Research Institute (PRI). This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with half-time administrative responsibilities as Director of Penn State’s Geographic Information Analysis (GIA) Core, and half-time research, teaching, and service responsibilities in Rural Sociology. The formal appointment will be 20% service/administration, 65% research, and 15% teaching. Supplemental salary will be made available to support administrative responsibilities during the summer months. As Assistant/Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, the incumbent would be expected to pursue a nationally recognized and externally funded research program that draws on expertise in spatial data gathering, management, analysis, and modeling to explore social scientific problems, teach one course per year, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. While research foci are open, preferred candidates will contribute to one or more of the signature themes of the Rural Sociology program – agriculture and food systems; natural resources and environment; community and international development; rural social demography. Specific course offerings are negotiable but will ideally draw on the incumbent’s substantive interests and methodological expertise to fill needs within the Rural Sociology and Demography graduate programs, and the Community, Environment and Development undergraduate program. As Director of the GIA Core, the incumbent would be expected to provide administrative and scientific oversight of Core activities, to assist in the Core’s research activities when necessary, and to help build the intellectual capacity in GIS and spatial methods in the social sciences at Penn State. Activities will include, but not be limited to, increasing the disciplinary breadth of Core activities by networking with relevant units on campus; leading and contributing to the development of research grant proposals that incorporate geospatial data and spatial methods in addressing complex social problems; leading and contributing to research papers and publications; and developing new methods and/or instructional resources for advanced spatial analysis.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, demography, or related field.

SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits and start-up package is available.

APPLICATION: Applicants will need to submit a letter of application, c.v., names and contact information for three professional references, a sample of professional writing, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), to: Prof. Leif Jensen, Chair, Search Advisory Committee, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 106 Armsby Building, University Park, PA 16802.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For information on the department and its programs, see: http://www.aese.psu.edu/

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

 
Assistant/Research Assistant
Deadline:  05/31/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Astronomy & Astrophysics
Job Number: 42209

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics of the Pennsylvania State University has an immediate opening for an Assistant or Research Assistant- Science Planner on the Science Operations Team of the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst program. Swift (http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov) is a NASA MIDEX-class Explorer mission operating since November, 2004. The duties of an Assistant or Research Assistant Swift- Science Planner include creating schedules for targets to be observed by Swift, participating in Swift operations as required, and supporting science analysis conducted by Swift research faculty. This job will be filled as an Assistant or Research Assistant, depending upon the successful candidate`s education and experience. The position requires a BS or MS degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field. The initial appointment for this position will be a Fixed Term I contract for a period of one year.

Due to US law, the successful applicant must provide proof of eligibility of employment under US ITAR regulations. Proof of eligibility requires documentation that you are a) a U.S. citizen; or b) a Resident Alien (i.e. ‘green-card’ holder); or c) a citizen of a foreign country on the U.S. State Dept.’s list of ITAR approved countries (typically NATO allies or close allies such as Japan). If you qualify under case c), you will need to obtain, and keep current, work visas enabling you to be employed in the U.S.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. John Nousek, c/o Rebecca Peterson, rmr28@psu.edu. Inquiries: nousek@swift.psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until job is filled.

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

 
Co-Director
Deadline:  04/28/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Job Number: 42882

The Chemistry Department seeks a co-director of the Chemistry summer undergraduate research program. Highly qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry; experience directing undergraduate research, writing grant proposals and annual reports for federal agencies, managing budgets, conducting formative and summative program assessment, and collaborating with chemistry faculty; and a proven track record of dedication for increasing and ensuring broad participation in science, including women and under-represented minorities. This is a part-time, fixed-term position for a period of 12 weeks beginning in May. Apply on-line and submit a cover letter and cv.

 
Department Chairperson
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Smeal College of Business
Department: Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Job Number: 42306

The Smeal College of Business is seeking a Chairperson for its Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) beginning summer 2015. A successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, a respect for the multiple disciplines under the supply chain umbrella, and a record of collaboration and accomplishment in an academic setting. The candidate must also demonstrate ability to create and implement curriculum initiatives and to manage multiple programs (graduate degrees, undergraduate majors and minors, certificates) within the department. Research and teaching credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor are required, including a doctorate in a related field. The Department Chair will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty and will have overall responsibility for department operations and strategy. The Chair will support and provide leadership for the department’s teaching, research, and service missions. Responsibilities include leading department visioning and strategy, supporting faculty and doctoral student research, guiding faculty and staff development, developing course staffing plans, coordinating new curriculum, launching research and staff initiatives, and having responsibility for the department’s online certificate and degree offerings. The chair is expected to enhance external relationships with the business community and alumni, as well as develop and maintain internal relationships with other Smeal units.

The Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems has a global reputation for research with impact and for talented graduates. The department includes 36 faculty members, 21 of whom are tenured/tenure track, and five support staff. SC&IS offers undergraduate degrees in Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems, a Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management, and a Ph.D. in Supply Chain and Information Systems. The department participates in Smeal’s full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs, and in Penn State’s Operations Research Dual Title graduate degree program. The department closely affiliates with Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research, whose mission is to link its 50 corporate members with Smeal’s outstanding faculty, staff, and students through research, educational programs, benchmarking, and workshops for executive management and leadership.

In addition to your cover letter and curriculum vitae, please submit complete contact information for three references.

 
Educational Leadership Course Developers
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Education Policy Studies
Job Number: 42863

We are seeking part-time course developers for the 2014-2015 academic year. These positions will begin Fall Semester 2014 with the possibility of renewal for Spring 2015. Course developers work in conjunction with Educational Leadership faculty and World Campus instructional designers to develop courses for on-line offering (EDLDR 480, Intro to Educational Administration, and EDLDR 576, school law). Required qualifications include evidence of an earned doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or a related field; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching including use of current technology, commensurate with experience; evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Salary is competitive. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two academic references who can speak to your teaching abilities.

 
ESL Lecturer
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Job Number: 41954

The Department of Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University is seeking an experienced and dynamic full-time ESL Lecturer starting in Fall 2014 for its Intensive English Communication Program (IECP). The successful candidate is committed to international education and is able to work effectively in a strong team environment to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of international students seeking high quality English academic preparation in a college or university setting.

The position is a 36-week (academic year) appointment which carries an annual 7-course teaching load (4 courses one semester, 3 courses the other) with an option for summer teaching. Additional duties include assisting with placement testing, providing course syllabi, generating lesson plans, grade reports and other curriculum-related documents, holding office hours, working collaboratively with other faculty, attending faculty meetings, and participating in committees and professional development activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language (T.E.S.L.), Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages (T.E.S.O.L.), or related fields

Three years teaching experience in an Intensive English or Academic English preparation program in a college or university setting where English is the language of instruction

Record of on-going professional development

A high level of proficiency in English

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience developing and teaching online courses, developing valid assessments, and/or integrating technology in class

Experience in teacher training projects and/or developing new academic programs

Experience teaching ESL/EFL abroad

Proficiency in one or more languages other than English

Application Procedure:

Review of dossiers to begin April 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted via the faculty search website (www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/) until the position is filled. Below is a list of items that should be submitted via the above website:

Detailed cover letter explaining the kind of position the candidate seeks and how the candidate’s qualifications are a match;

An up-to-date CV;

Transcript(s) of graduate program(s) - copies accepted for initial consideration; official transcripts required as condition of employment;

Supporting materials such as observation reports, peer reviews, and student evaluations;

Copies of any published materials relevant to this position.

Please submit two (2) letters of recommendation from supervisors via email to the IECP Administrative Support Coordinator, Jessica Snyder, via email at jjs457@psu.edu.

About the IECP

The IECP is affiliated with the Department of Applied Linguistics, which is part of the College of the Liberal Arts. In teaching and service, the mission of the Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) is to provide outstanding instruction in academic English communication to adult English language learners so that they can successfully participate in American institutions of higher education. The IECP is also committed to the continuous professional development of our faculty and staff and to contributing service and leadership to the TESOL profession through our faculty members’ teaching, service and committee work.

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

 
Faculty Academic Advisor
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Arts and Architecture
Department: School of Visual Arts
Job Number: 42668

The School of Visual Arts seeks candidates for the position of Faculty Academic Advisor. This position will coordinate the delivery of all undergraduate-advising in the School of Visual Arts along with processing student requests (petitions) for academic exceptions, course substitutions, etc. Other job responsibilities include creating programs to guide students in defining and achieving academic success. Working with faculty to provide orientation programs for incoming students, including advanced standing transfer and change of major students. Serve as the student’s academic program advisor. Serve as a mentor and engage in discussions with students that help clarify professional goals, university academic experiences, and curriculum plans. Provide coordination and tracking data regarding student career interests and general discipline conscious advising.

Track student retention and graduation rates along with job and graduate school placement after graduation using college database. Provide and supervise the administration of freshman testing, advising, consultation, and other related programs. Monitor that students are making timely progress toward graduation. Verify student records and perform graduation checks to verify that degree requirements have been met, and coordinate graduation lists with the Associate Dean’s office.

Meet with and advise students with course scheduling and planning via phone, email and/or in-person individual and group session. Provide accurate record-keeping of standard discussion and guidance provided in student files and on electronic record keeping systems customary in the college and university. Monitor fulfillment of and make recommendations for university requirement of general education courses.

Provide statistics from University data collection sources as needed by School Director and as required by the accrediting processes. Serve as the primary school/departmental liaison with the College Associate Dean’s office for Undergraduate Education and the College D.U.S. Advisor. Serve as faculty consultant with curriculum committees with the preparation of course proposals and curriculum changes. Willingness to teach or assist in teaching a course when requested by academic unit head. This position is a 48-week multi-year fixed-term appointment for a three year period. Master's degree required in Arts and Architecture discipline or educational counseling. Experience in Arts and Architecture discipline preferred.

 
Fixed-term 2 (Part-time) Positions
Deadline:  12/31/2014   
Work Unit: College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Department:
Job Number: 42818

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for Fixed-term 2 positions for Summer and Fall 2014.

Positions can require a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s, or Ph.D. depending on the position. Education requirements vary depending on the specific position filled and usually are required in a related field or discipline.

Applications are retained and are assured full consideration for the entire period. Positions will be filled as needed. We will contact you if an appropriate opening arises.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

 
Fixed-term II (Part-Time) Faculty Positions for 2014/2015 Academic Year
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Arts & Architecture
Department: College of Arts & Architecture
Job Number: 42242

The College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) seeks to hire numerous fixed-term II faculty positions (part-time) throughout the 2014/2015 academic year in the following disciplines: Architecture, Art History, Dance, Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and reviewed as need arises.

 
Full-Time Fixed-Term Opportunties
Deadline:  06/30/2015   
Work Unit: Smeal College of Business
Department: The Smeal College of Business
Job Number: 42435

The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) seeks to hire numerous lecturers, instructors, and research and affiliate positions throughout the 2014/2015 academic year. These will be fixed-term appointments funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.

 
Full-time Lecturer in African Studies Program
Deadline:  05/01/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: African Studies Program
Job Number: 42517

The African Studies Program of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. A PhD in African Studies or a related field is required. Teaching assignments will mostly be in the undergraduate program, although there may be possibilities for graduate teaching. The start date for the position is August 2014. This is for a one year, non-tenure track appointments with the possibility of reappointment. Full-time lecturers normally teach three courses per semester, but those capable of teaching four sections per semester may be invited to do so at a proportionately higher salary. Applications received by May 1, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. For a more detailed description of the program, please visit our website at http://afr.la.psu.edu//. To be considered for this position, include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Geospatial Services Librarian
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: University Libraries
Department: University Libraries
Job Number: 42257

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented geospatial services librarian for a new tenure-track faculty position, serving as the subject specialist for the geospatial services and collections at the University Park campus. This position is part of the Libraries Research Hub, a collaborative effort to build a central service point within Pattee/Paterno Library for interdisciplinary research.

Responsibilities: The Geospatial Services Librarian reports to the Head of the Social Sciences and Map Library and will work collaboratively as part of the Research Hub’s Data and Geospatial User Services team (consisting of the Geospatial Services Librarian, the Social Sciences Data Specialist, the GIS Specialist, the Statistical Consultant, and GIS Interns) to provide tactical vision and leadership in developing and promoting a suite of geospatial services for faculty, staff, and students.

Reference and Research: Provide reference assistance and one-on-one research consultation for geospatial information and maps research at all levels in person at the Research Hub, in the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library, at other key library service points, and with our online learning programs (particularly with the GIS certification program).

Liaison Activities: Identify and cultivate partnerships with other university programs and departments on geospatial initiatives, particularly those with an emphasis on human geography and mapping. Participate in the activities of key university groups engaged in geospatial information initiatives, including (but not limited to): Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA), Geospatial Technology Program, Geographic Information Analysis (GIA Core), Online Geospatial Education Program Office, Center for Environmental Informatics, and the GeoVISTA Center.

Leadership: Provide strategic development of consultation services for geospatial research. Develop geospatial/GIS projects for the Maps Library to enhance access to traditional collections. Supervise GIS Specialist and GIS Interns.

Teaching, learning and literacies: Design and deliver a geospatial literacy program that supports the academic curriculum across the University. Engage in campus outreach to introduce geospatial and GIS technologies to students and others. The development of strategic partnerships for engaged scholarship.

Collections content and access: Evaluate GIS and mapping resources. Build, maintain, and assess collections of spatial data from university and local, state, and federal government sources, as well as from commercial sources to support research and teaching needs across the University. Collaborate with librarians in related subject areas to identify spatial data needs.

Scholarly communications: Provide assistance in the use and management of geospatial data. Knowledgeable of publishing trends with geospatial research. Assist in educating and informing faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open access initiatives, digital publishing, copyright, and digital curation. Promote and provide assistance in the use of Scholarsphere, Penn State’s repository service.

Research and service: Engage in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship and geospatial information systems.

Diversity: Support diversity initiatives that create a welcoming and inclusive climate at the University Libraries.

Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline. Experience with geographical information systems, and knowledge of ESRI`s ArcGIS software. Familiarity with geospatial methods, spatial data formats and models, and spatial statistics. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and the potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research and service. Please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/policies/ulhrg07.html to learn more about the university Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience at an academic or research library. Understanding of new imaging applications and software for mapping. Experience with a programing language such as Python or PHP is highly desirable.

Environment: The Pennsylvania State University serves as the land grant institution for Pennsylvania, incorporating a strong outreach mission into its instructional and research activities. Penn State Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America according to the Association of Research Libraries Expenditure Index. The University Libraries advance intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s 97,000 students and 6,000 faculty system-wide.

The University Park campus is home to approximately 44,000 students and is set in the State College metropolitan area, a growing university town located in central Pennsylvania. Set in a picturesque rural environment, the State College area offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreation facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded $1500 for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

 
Hospitality Management - Tenure-Track and Fixed Term Positions
Deadline:  06/15/2014   
Work Unit: Health & Human Development
Department: School of Hospitality Management
Job Number: 42154

The School of Hospitality Management (SHM) seeks candidates for tenure-track and fixed-term academic positions to join its 30 full-time faculty members. The School demonstrates academic excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is seeking individuals to collaborate in shaping its future.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in two key areas. First, we seek applicants with expertise in social media with a foundation in technology, management, marketing, or communications. Second, we are searching for those with expertise in lodging and food service operations. Strong candidates in any area of hospitality management also are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate for a tenure-track assistant professor position (search # 023-138) must have an earned doctorate and exhibit the potential to establish a strong research program and excel in the classroom. We also desire those with a background working with “big data,” a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, involvement in sponsored research projects, the ability to conduct multidisciplinary research, and relevant employment experience.

The successful candidate for a fixed-term instructor position (search # 023-139) should have at least an earned master’s degree and the potential for teaching excellence. Preference will be given to those with relevant employment experience and strong industry links.

The Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant research institution with approximately 43,000 students at University Park and 40,000 students at the University’s other campus locations. The School of Hospitality Management (http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/shm/), an academic unit within the College of Health and Human Development (http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/), has approximately 700 undergraduate and 20 graduate students at the University Park campus.

Located in the center of the state, Penn State and the surrounding community of State College is described as the quintessential college town and enjoys high ranking for its quality of life. The area boasts excellent schools, a reasonable cost of living, a rich cultural and sports scene, and excellent public transportation, including service by major airlines.

Salary is competitive and consistent with qualifications, experience, and professional record. The tenure-track assistant professor position is a continuing, full-time, nine-month appointment to begin Fall semester 2014 or Spring semester 2015. The fixed-term instructor position is a year-to-year, full-time, nine-month appointment to begin Fall semester 2014 with a very good chance of annual renewal. Penn State offers an excellent benefit plan with retirement and healthcare.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references with contact information. Those interested in the tenure-track position should also provide reprints of scholarly articles. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please direct correspondence and inquiries to:

Dr. Michael J. Tews, Search Committee Chair, School of Hospitality Management, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Mateer Building, University Park, PA 16802-1307 Phone: 814-863-7130 Email: mjt17@psu.edu

Please include “SHM Faculty Search” in subject line of email correspondence. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

 
Instructional Faculty
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Statistics
Job Number: 42809

Subject to funding, positions may be available in the Department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University at the ranks of Instructor, Senior Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, depending on qualifications, beginning August 2014. Appointments may be made for one-year fixed-term positions, with renewal possible depending on needs of the Department. The courses for which this position would be responsible might range in level from introductory undergraduate-level courses to upper-level undergraduate courses and possibly graduate-level service courses for non-statistics students. The possibility of teaching in an online setting also exists. A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field is preferred; a Master's degree is required. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.psu.edu/. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience and two reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. These will be fixed-term positions funded for one-year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.

 
Instructor
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Nutritional Sciences
Job Number: 42255

The Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State invites applications for a full-time, academic year (36 week), non-tenure track Instructor position beginning August 15, 2014 to support our undergraduate curriculum. The desired candidate will hold a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nutrition or a related field. Strong candidates with Master’s degrees will also be considered. Dietetic registration would be a plus. Teaching experience in introductory courses and community nutrition would also be helpful. Primary responsibilities will be to teach and to advise undergraduate students. There may be opportunities to be involved with other aspects of our curriculum and department initiatives. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a fixed-term position with an initial appointment of one (1) year. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

 
Instructor (Fixed-term 1), Early Childhood Education
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Job Number: 42845

We are seeking a full-time, fixed-term 1 instructor to join the faculty in the Early Childhood Education program for the 2014-15 academic year. The primary responsibilities associated with this 36-week appointment are teaching courses in the Early Childhood Education program and actively participating in long-range plans to develop an ECE Inclusion coursework track. Specific courses the successful candidate will be asked to teach may include, but will not be limited to, the ECE 451 – Introduction to ECE course, possibly ECE 453 – Children, Families and School Partnerships course, and other ECE courses as needed. The successful candidate will also be asked to assume certain faculty and administrative responsibilities for the Early Childhood Education program and the CAEAD PreK-4 teacher certification program. Desirable qualifications and experiences for a candidate include: graduate-level training in Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Education Inclusion and/or Bilingual/Multilingual PreK-4 settings; experience teaching in Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Education Inclusion and/or Bilingual/Multilingual PreK-4 settings; graduate-level training in and/or experience with inclusion and/or bilingual/multilingual co-teaching models in PreK-4 settings; experience and/or demonstrated potential for teaching pre-service teacher education courses focused on Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Education Inclusion and/or Bilingual/Multilingual PreK-4 settings; and strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and at least three names, mail and email addresses, and contact information for three references.

 
Instructor in Computer Languages
Deadline:  05/09/2014   
Work Unit: College of Engineering
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Job Number: 42740

The Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites applications for a fixed-term multi-year Instructor position. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Computer Science Education and be able to teach a variety of programming languages. The position requires a minimum of a M.S. in Computer Science or closely related field. Candidates should be available for either on-line or classroom teaching assignments. Previous teaching experience and fit to the department’s teaching needs are critical. Candidates should present a record of evidence and potential effectiveness in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates should upload a cover letter of application establishing their qualifications and including concise statements of teaching experience and interests; a current curriculum vita; and the names, email address and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.

 
Instructor in Rural Sociology
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Job Number: 42847

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, College of Agricultural Sciences, seeks applicants for a part-time instructor position to teach RSOC 11 Introduction to Rural Sociology, in the second summer session 2014. This course is a resident course. Classes begin July 2 and run through August 13. The course is scheduled to meet each week day, Monday through Friday.

Qualifications: Master’s degree with relevant coursework in Rural Sociology or a related field (e.g., sociology), and experience in teaching or working as a teaching assistant in the classroom setting.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits will depend on the type of appointment negotiated.

Application: Applicants should submit a brief letter of application, statement of teaching interests and experience, and the names and contact information for two professional references (no letters need to be submitted at this time), and evidence of teaching quality, if available.

For information on the department and its programs, see: http://www.aese.psu.edu/.

 
Instructor or Clinical Professor in Accounting (Full-time)
Deadline:  05/31/2014   
Work Unit: Smeal College of Business
Department: Accounting
Job Number: 41765

The Smeal College of Business has a full-time opening for an Instructor or Clinical Professor in Accounting beginning in Fall 2014. The individual will be responsible for teaching a range of courses in accounting and related disciplines. Instructional responsibilities may vary from year to year and may include teaching of undergraduate sections with large enrollments. In addition to instruction, the individual will support the teaching mission of the Department through regular office hours, student counseling and advising, involvement in student extra-curricular activities, and academic administration. Desired qualifications include professional designations in accounting, advance degrees (particularly in the field of accounting), and relevant work experience in accounting. The salary and benefits will be competitive, and commensurate with qualification and experience. The Instructor position will be structured as a renewable annual contract whereas the Clinical Professor position will be structured as a renewable multi-year contract. Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a resume and references to: Department of Accounting, Smeal College of Business, 354 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802 or e-mail to acctginstructor@smeal.psu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Instructor-Summer College Opportunity Program
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Multicultural Programs
Job Number: 42523

The Summer College Opportunity Program (SCOPE: http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/multicultural-programs/summer-program ) invites applications for its Summer English (writing) instructor position. The instructor will work with dynamic youth who aspire to attend college but who need extra academic and social support to attain their educational goals. Applicants should have experience in teaching, research, urban education, and working with low SES, first generation and ELL students. College teaching experience preferred. Individuals should be strongly committed to providing educational and learning opportunities to underrepresented groups in a challenging but supportive environment.

Other duties include mentoring SCOPE students, engaging as a member of the SCOPE staff team by providing support and participating in program meetings and activities. Position only available for the 4 week program duration but should be understood as a 40 hour a week job.

The 2014 SCOPE summer program will run from June 22 through July 18, 2014.

 
Instructors, Higher Education
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Education Policy Studies
Job Number: 42282

The Department of Education Policy Studies in the College of Education has a need for part-time Instructors in Higher Education for the 2014-2015 academic year. These positions will begin fall semester 2014 with the possibility of renewal for Spring 2015. The positions are dependent upon class enrollments; enrollments of less than 9 students will necessitate cancelling of the class and position. Salary is competitive. Responsibilities include using a syllabus and online course materials approved by the Higher Education program to teach courses offered online in the M.Ed. in Higher Education and Graduate Certificate program in Institutional Research. Required qualifications include evidence of an earned doctoral degree in Higher Education, Educational Psychology or a related field; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching including use of current technology, commensurate with experience; evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds, commensurate with experience. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two academic references who can speak to your teaching abilities.

 
KPAP Instructor (Part-Time)
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Kinesiology
Job Number: 42635

The Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP) in the Department of Kinesiology invites applications for part-time instructors to teach academically-focused physical activity and/or fitness for life classes. These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments with the possibility of reappointment. Candidates should have an interest and skills in lifetime sport and exercise activities. A minimum of a Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline and/or advanced certification/expertise in a specialized field, and a commitment to quality teaching is required. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue to be reviewed until needed positions are filled. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter, C.V., and three references. Applications will be held throughout the 2014/2015 academic year for consideration on an as needed basis. Please include strengths and preferences in specific areas (i.e. yoga, fitness conditioning, etc.).

 
Lecturer
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Job Number: 42618

The Pennsylvania State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a full time Lecturer to teach both introductory and upper-level microbiology lecture and laboratory courses and to advise undergraduate students. The position is a 48 week appointment and will begin July 1, 2014. Candidates must have a PhD in microbiology or a related field. Prior teaching experience is recommended and successful applicants will demonstrate a potential and desire to achieve teaching excellence. Applicants should be conversant in classical and molecular microbiology techniques. Experience in culturing and identification of microorganisms from diverse habitats, including pathogens and other medically important bacteria, is also desirable. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

 
Lecturer (Part-time)
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Biobehavioral Health
Job Number: 42556

The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) at The Pennsylvania State University (http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/) invites applications for the position of part-time lecturer. The position requires teaching one or more courses including but not limited to, for example, research methods, health promotion, gender issues and health, global health, stress and health, pharmacological influences on health, genetics and health, and ethical issues in biobehavioral health research and practice. Candidates can be available for either on-line or 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 one to four courses per year. Successful applicants must have a Master’s or PhD in an area closely related to biobehavioral health. August 2014 or January 2015 start dates are possible. The initial contract period is one semester, with the possibility of continuing renewal depending on departmental needs and funding. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until 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. Questions may be addressed to Frank Ahern, Professor-in-Charge, BBH Undergraduate Program, at f4a@psu.edu.

 
Lecturer for REU Program
Deadline:  05/12/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Mathematics
Job Number: 42400

The Department of Mathematics is seeking a Lecturer for the Summer 2014 REU program. This position will be available at the rank Lecturer. Duties include teaching a short course, advising responsibilities for student research projects, and participating in a weekly seminar. A Ph.D. in mathematics is required. Applications must be submitted electronically and include: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Publication List, Teaching Statement, and three Reference Letters. These three letters are to be submitted by the reference writers to facsearch@math.psu.edu. One letter should address in detail the candidate’s abilities as a teacher. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Lecturer in Communciation Arts and Sciences
Deadline:  07/05/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Communication Arts and Sciences
Job Number: 41858

The Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for full-time lecturer positions to teach our basic public speaking course.

Full-time lecturers will teach undergraduate courses in Communication Arts & Sciences. A MA degree in a related field is required. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees in the discipline may also be assigned to teach upper level undergraduate courses, but our principal need is for teaching public speaking. The start date for these positions is August 2014.

These are one year, non-tenure track appointments with the possibility of reappointment. Full-time lecturers normally teach three courses per semester, but those capable of teaching four sections per semester may be invited to do so at a proportionately higher salary. Applications received by March 1 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at http://cas.la.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 this job, (2) a curriculum vitae with three references listed, (3) and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Lecturer in ESL Composition
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Applied Linguistics
Job Number: 42459

The Applied Linguistics Department of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in the ESL/EAP Program.

The lecturer will teach undergraduate composition courses for international undergraduate students. Other duties include mentoring student teachers from the Master’s TESL program, participating in program meetings and professional development events, and supporting the activities and goals of the ESL/EAP program. A Master’s degree in a related field is required. The start date for these positions is August 2014. This is a one-year, non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of reappointment. Full-time lecturers normally teach three courses per semester. Applications received by April 30, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at http://aplng.la.psu.edu.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit (1) a formal letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job, (2) a curriculum vitae with three references listed, (3) and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

 
Lecturer in Italian
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Job Number: 42258

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) invites applications for a full-time lectureship position (non tenure-track) in Italian, term to begin in Fall 2014 with possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and intermediate language courses, and advanced undergraduate courses in Italian linguistics, according to program needs and candidate experience/expertise. Teaching load is 3-3. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in English and Italian and hold a Ph.D. in Italian Linguistics or related field. Applications from individuals with prior teaching experience in linguistics will be given priority. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Two letters of recommendation should be sent to Bonnie Rossman at bjr19@psu.edu. For more information on our program, please consult http://sip.la.psu.edu. We will begin to review applications on April 11, 2014, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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 workplace.

 
Lecturers in Arabic
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Comparative Literature
Job Number: 42710

The Department of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for one or more full-time lectureship positions (non-tenure-track) in Arabic to begin in Fall 2014 with possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in Arabic and related support duties. Applicants must have native or near native fluency in English and Arabic, hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a related field, and have relevant experience. Applications from individuals with a Ph.D. and prior teaching experience will be given priority. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of two references electronically. We will begin to review applications on April 23, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information on our program please consult http://complit.la.psu.edu.

 
Lecturers in Psychology
Deadline:  05/02/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Department of Psychology
Job Number: 40878

The Department of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University (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.

 
Lecturers in Spanish
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Job Number: 42719

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) invites applications for a full-time lectureship position (non-tenure-track) in Spanish, term to begin Fall 2014 with possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching introductory language courses in the Spanish Basic Language Hybrid Program. Teaching load is eight tech courses per year. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in English and Spanish and hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Spanish or related field. Applications from individuals with prior teaching experience will be given priority. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references electronically. For more information on our program, please consult http://sip.la.psu.edu For questions please email Bonnie Rossman at bjr19@psu.edu Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

 
Methodology Faculty Position on Big Data - Human Development & Family Studies (Open Rank)
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)
Job Number: 41760

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; www.hhdev.psu.edu/HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty member whose research focuses on intensive statistical modeling techniques applied to large data sets, particularly innovative dynamic data analysis approaches involving intensive repeated observations across multiple systems (e.g., behavior, physiology) and multiple time scales of observation. This search is part of a Penn State Cyberscience Initiative in computation and data-enabled science and engineering. As part of this initiative, we are seeking outstanding faculty who can work across disciplines and in a team to advance methodologies including algorithms, data and software to exploit "Big Data" and “Big Simulations” for scientific studies (see http://www.ics.psu.edu/hire2013-14.html).

Some examples of relevant focus areas include: (1) Large-scale simulation studies of parametric dynamic systems modeling techniques and other statistical modeling approaches such as complex multilevel and mixture structural equation modeling. (2) Use of simulation techniques (and empirical data) to articulate models of human behavioral change and development (akin to computational systems biology). (3) Analysis and modeling of massive social-media and sensor data about human developmental and change processes by means of recursive estimation techniques. (4) Use of interactive systems to change behavior and development (e.g., "gamification" of everyday processes in developing intervention paradigms). (5) The analysis of neuro-cognitive data, in particular fMRI data linking the voxel level to the level of brain regions of interest (ROI). (6) Analysis of archival qualitative data (e.g., text analysis of interviews, analyses of videotaped behavioral interactions).

Applicants should demonstrate a clear program of research, strong publication record, and the potential to obtain external funding. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as directing theses/dissertations. An earned doctorate in the behavioral or social sciences and the promise of outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required.

Rated by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the top developmental science programs in the country, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies administers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs focused on individual development from infancy to old age, on family structure and dynamics, and on the impact of social/cultural contexts on development and family functioning. The Department`s multidisciplinary faculty includes expertise in development across the life span, social-affective neuroscience, clinical and health psychology, prevention science, family process and intervention, demography, education, and methodology. A hallmark of the program’s research and graduate training is its focus on development and application of innovative methods for the analysis of change over time. These activities are supported by two research groups: The Methodology Center (http://methodology.psu.edu/) and the Quantitative Development Group (http://quantdev.ssri.psu.edu).

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, at least three letters of recommendation, and selected (p)reprints to: drb7@psu.edu. Please indicate “Big Data Search” in subject line of email correspondence. If unable to submit electronically, mail materials to Dr. Peter Molenaar, Big Data Search Committee, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 315 Health and Human Development East, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Molenaar at pxm21@psu.edu.

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

 
Nursing Faculty (Part-time at Hershey)
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Nursing
Department: College of Nursing - Hershey Medical Center Campus
Job Number: 42597

Penn State University is seeking candidates for part-time clinical instructors in the College of Nursing’s BS in Nursing program at the Hershey Medical Center campus. Fall semester dates are August 25 to December 12, 2014.

Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing and a current Pennsylvania RN license. Experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing is preferred. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To be considered, applications must be submitted online and should include their curriculum vitae, names of three professional references, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Janet Fogg, Ph.D. Questions concerning this opportunity may be sent to jef13@psu.edu. Please no phone calls. For additional information about the College of Nursing, visit our web page at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/.

 
Part--time Lecturers in Psychology
Deadline:  05/02/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Department of Psychology
Job Number: 40877

The Department of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University (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.

 
Part-time (Fixed-term 2) Instructors in Counselor Education
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education
Job Number: 42835

We are seeking to hire fixed-term II (part-time) Instructors to teach graduate courses in Counselor Education for the 2014-15 academic year. Salary is $4,000.00 per course, commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include an earned doctoral in Counselor Education or closely related field as well as demonstrated successful work in counseling, teaching, or administrative/supervisory experience; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching including use of current technology, commensurate with experience; evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds, commensurate with experience. If you have questions relevant to the position’s responsibilities, contact Dr. Richard Hazler at hazler@psu.edu. Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and at least three names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references.

 
Part-time Field Experience Supervisors
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Curriculum & Instruction
Job Number: 42590

We are searching for individuals to serve in the capacity of our field experiences supervisors. These part-time academic positions will supervise our pre-student teachers in English education, science education, social studies education, and PreK-4. These appointments will be for the 2014-2015 academic year, depending on enrollments. Salary range will be $4,250 to $4,500 per semester, commensurate with education and experience. Mileage is reimbursable for school visits. Your responsibilities will include (1) observing up to 12 pre-service student teachers during each semester in schools within a 70 mile radius of University Park; (2) conferring with mentor teachers; (3) grading student work; (4) attending weekly supervisor meetings at University Park (5) conducting a weekly seminar for prospective teachers at University Park; (6) conducting three-way evaluation conferences with each pre-service teacher and mentor at mid-semester and at the end of the experience; and, (7) recommending a final grade for the course. Certification in the specific teaching area or administrative certification is necessary as well as five (5) years of successful teaching or administrative/supervisory experience in basic education. Experience supervising pre-service teachers preferred. Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting their qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and at least three names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references.

 
Part-time Instructor in Secondary Education English/Communications for Summer 2014
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Education
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Job Number: 42915

We are seeking a part-time Instructor to teach courses in the SECED English/Communications major. The successful candidate would teach language arts methods for grades 7-12 teacher education in the areas of English and communications. Experience teaching undergraduate English education methods required, and prior secondary school English teaching required. To apply applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae and the names, mail and email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.

 
Part-time Lecturers in African American Studies
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: African American Studies
Job Number: 42429

The Department of African American Studies of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2014 summer sessions. Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in African American Studies. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 15th will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and should include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in African Studies
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: African Studies
Job Number: 42430

The African Studies Program of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2014 summer sessions. Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in African Studies. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 15th will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and should include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Arabic
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Comparative Literature
Job Number: 42561

The Department of Comparative Literature of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions in Arabic for 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Arabic. Applicants must have native or near native fluency in English and Arabic and hold at least a baccalaureate degree.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 15, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Asian Studies
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Asian Studies
Job Number: 42562

The Department of Asian Studies of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions in Asian Studies for spring 2014.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in any of the Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Hindi languages. Minimum requirements include master’s degree in related discipline; near-native ability in both related language and English; appropriate teaching experience; and evidence of high quality in teaching

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments part-time positions with a teaching load of one to three courses per semester. Applications received by April 15, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae, including the names of three references.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Asian Studies
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Asian Studies
Job Number: 42563

The Department of Asian Studies of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions in Asian Studies for summer 2014.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in any of the Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Hindi languages. Minimum requirements include bachelor’s degree in related discipline and near-native ability in both related language and English.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 15, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Communication Arts and Sciences
Deadline:  09/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Communication Arts and Sciences
Job Number: 41859

The Communication Arts and Sciences Department of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for summer and fall 2014 sessions and spring 2015 session.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate courses in Communication Arts and Sciences. A Master’s degree in a related field is required. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees in the discipline may also be assigned to teach 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 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://cas.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.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Comparative Literature
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Comparative Literature
Job Number: 42509

The Department of Comparative Literature of The The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Comparative Literature. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 10, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in French and Francophone Studies
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: French and Francophone Studies
Job Number: 42508

The Department of French and Francophone Studies of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in French. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 10, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Job Number: 42507

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in German. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 10, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Labor and Employment Relations
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: School of Labor and Employment Relations
Job Number: 42555

The School of Labor and Employment Relations of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for fall 2014.

Part-time lecturers will teach 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 upper level undergraduate and graduate courses. The start date for these positions is August 2014.

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 considered until the position is filled. For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at www.ler.la.psu.edu.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Linguistics
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Job Number: 42095

The Program in Linguistics of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Language Science. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by March 15 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Polical Science
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Political Science
Job Number: 42449

The Department of Political Science of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Political Science. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by May 1, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and should include current curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Psychology
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Job Number: 42534

The Psychology Department of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Psychology. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 15th will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Job Number: 42610

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for 2014 summer sessions.

Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Spanish or Italian. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 20, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-time Lecturers in Women's Studies
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Women's Studies
Job Number: 42431

The Department of Women’s Studies of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2014 summer sessions. Part-time lecturers will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Women’s Studies. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. These are one semester, non-tenure track appointments. Summer lecturers normally teach one to two courses. Applications received by April 15th will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and should include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Part-Time Opportunities for 2013/2014 Academic Year
Deadline:  05/15/2014   
Work Unit: Smeal College of Business
Department: Smeal College of Business
Job Number: 40758

The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) seeks to hire numerous lecturers, instructors, and research and affiliate positions throughout the 2013/2014 academic year. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: The Office of Human Resources, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, 211 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Part-Time Opportunities for 2014/2015 Academic Year
Deadline:  06/30/2015   
Work Unit: Smeal College of Business
Department: Smeal College of Business
Job Number: 42433

The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) seeks to hire numerous lecturers, instructors, and research and affiliate positions throughout the 2014/2015 academic year. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Part-time Research Assistant in Motor Control, Cognition, and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Deadline:  04/28/2014   
Work Unit: Health & Human Development
Department: Kinesiology
Job Number: 42872

The Department of Kinesiology’s Motor Control, Cognition, and Neuroimaging Laboratory seeks candidates for a part-time summer position as a research assistant to work approximately 30 hours per week or 75% effort under the direction of Dr. Kristina Neely.

Research in the lab focuses on understanding how the central nervous system organizes the preparation, execution, and inhibition of skilled, purposeful actions. Technologies used in the lab include behavioural measures of force control and reaching movements, measures of cognition and attention, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Responsibilities include recruitment and testing of research participants, MRI scanning, management of participant databases, and general laboratory administration.

Minimum requirements are a B.S. degree in kinesiology, psychology, neuroscience, engineering, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience. All candidates should have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and attention to detail are essential. Experience in computer programming and familiarity with statistics desired. Applicants must apply online and submit at minimum a letter of application and a resume or CV.

 
Part-time Researchers in Sociology and Criminology
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Sociology and Criminology
Job Number: 42663

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in the Department of Sociology and Criminology for the period May/June through July/August of 2014. All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by May 1, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  05/05/2014   
Work Unit: Vice President for Research
Department: The Materials Research Institute (MRI)
Job Number: 42548

The Materials Research institute is looking for Postdoctoral scholars with transmission electron microscopy skills who can also perform materials physics on semiconductor or oxide dielectric materials. The appointment will be for 2 years. We would expect the researcher to write reports, publish papers, and conduct independent research.

 
Professor of Practice in Psychology
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Job Number: 42785

The Department of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a full time, non-tenure-track, academic position to lead an online graduate-level professional program, the Master of Professional Studies in the Psychology of Leadership. Starting date may be negotiable, depending on the selected candidate’s circumstances, but we anticipate a starting date of August 15, 2014.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a related field involving leadership with 10-15 years experience in a senior leadership, consulting or professional development role. A master’s degree is required, but a Ph.D. and previous teaching experience at a university level is preferred. In addition, candidates should have experience that demonstrates the ability to coordinate hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors; to effectively communicate with diverse audiences; and to engage in planning and strategy development. The successful candidate should also share a vision for a rigorous academic program grounded in practical applications. Experience with online learning is a plus, but more important is evidence of skills and experience relevant for overseeing an online education program. Responsibilities will include managing program staffing, coordinating admissions and student advising with academic service units, teaching selected online courses, possibly contributing to some course development, and serving as liaison to other units in the University. Program infrastructure will be provided by Penn State’s Outreach unit. Course offerings in the program are anticipated to begin in Spring 2015.

Candidates should electronically submit a letter of application which includes concise statements of research/practice and teaching interests, as well as a description of how applicant’s skills and experiences fit the position and a curriculum vitae or resume. Three letters of reference should be submitted electronically to PsychApplications@psu.edu, with ATTN: MPS Program Search in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to James Farr (j5f@psu.edu). This is a fixed-term appointment for one year with the likelihood of renewal.

 
Research Assistant
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biology
Job Number: 42748

A Research Assistant position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Yingwei Mao in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. The successful candidate should have experience working with animal model of Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis (EAE) as well as molecular techniques including DNA cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, DNA recombination, immunostaining, cell culture, and western etc. The candidate will conduct research on biochemical and genetic analysis on gene function and work on transgenic mice. This work involves stereotactic viral injection and behavioral test techniques including learning/ memory test, anxiety test, depression test and related procedures. This position requires the ability to maintain accurate lab notes, and to interpret and analyze data. Data will be presented in group meetings and at other scientific venues. Preference will be given to candidates with an MD degree in neurology, and laboratory and analytical skills in working with isolation and transdifferentiation of human and animal stem cell, and clinical-scale expansion of human stem cells. Applicants should provide a cover letter describing their experience, interest in the job and career goals, along with a CV and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire.

 
Research Assistant
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Flow Acoustics
Job Number: 42413

Typical Job Duties: This position will be tasked with experimental, computational, and analytical work in the field of unsteady turbomachinery flows, structural vibrations, and acoustics. Responsibilities include: Operate finite element, boundary element codes, and CHAMP to support the OR propulsor program; and write, modify, and use Matlab routines for data processing, reduce and interpret results, document the conclusions for presentations to sponsors, compile written reports and papers, and develop new theories to support experimental results. Typical Education/Experience Requirements: Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.

Additional Preferred Education/Experience/Certifications: Progress on an MS degree is desired.

Additional Required Competencies: Experience in fluid dynamics, structural vibrations, and signal processing is required. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY.

Fixed-Term Statement: This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

 
Research Assistant - Condensed Matter Physics
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 42733

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a research assistant position under the direction of Prof. Marcos Rigol in condensed matter physics. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and a history of research experience in condensed matter physics. Past experience with the study of equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of disordered magnets in the square and honeycomb lattice geometries is preferred. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. This is a fixed term II appointment offered during the Fall 2014 semester. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Research Assistant - Quality Talk Discussion Research Project
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education
Job Number: 42810

This is a fixed-term, 48-week appointment position funded for one year from the date of hire with possibility of re-funding. The successful candidate will be appointed and will have the title of Research Assistant. The project is for a four-year period, National Science Foundation funded collaboration between Penn State, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Kentucky focusing on developing models for effective classroom discussion in high school chemistry and physics classrooms. Salary is competitive and full University benefits apply. You must be a United States Citizen. The Research Assistant will be responsible for working closely with chemistry and physics teachers in the high school setting. The candidate should have excellent writing skills, sound judgment, and problem solving abilities. They should also have exceptional interpersonal communication and organizational skills, with basic computer technology knowledge. This individual will be expected to participate in all phases of the project including design, implementation, data collection, analysis, and publication of results.

Required and preferred qualifications include an earned post-baccalaureate degree in educational psychology, science education, measurement, or a closely related field; must be competent at engaging with school personnel (K-12) and district administrators; must be available for long distance and occasional overnight travel; should have some expertise and experience with qualitative or quantitative data collection; should demonstrate a favorable temperament with developing fluency about a wide-range of published research and related literature; should exert an inquisitive disposition toward important tasks; should possess an ambitious work ethic in the service of project goals; applicants should have research interests focusing on conceptual change, classroom discourse, argumentation, epistemic cognition, and/or measurement in the context of high school science classrooms; and middle or high school teaching experience would be a plus.

Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications; a current curriculum vita; and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three academic references who can speak to your research abilities.

 
Research Assistant / Research Associate
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: Vice President for Research
Department: Social Science Research Institute / Clearinghouse
Job Number: 42643

The Penn State Clearinghouse on Military Family Readiness (Clearinghouse) is a partnership among Penn State, the Department of Defense, and the United States Department of Agriculture. The Clearinghouse mission is to promote and support the dissemination and use of evidence-based programs and practices designed to enhance the health and well-being of military families. The Clearinghouse will also build the capacity of professionals working with military families to implement evidence-based programs and practices. The Clearinghouse is currently seeking a candidate for a Research Assistant/Research Associate position. Responsibilities include (a) developing educational materials; (b) conducting reviews of literature; (c) developing briefing reports, papers, and conference presentations; (d) assisting with outreach efforts on issues related to military families; (e) developing interactive learning tools for practitioners using the Clearinghouse; and (f) other tasks as needed. The position requires a minimum of a Masters (or equivalent) for the Research Assistant or PhD for the Research Associate in Human Development; Family Studies; Psychology; Family Sociology, Prevention Science; or other related discipline. In addition, the candidate should be familiar with project management and community-based research. The successful candidate must possess strong writing and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The individual must have the ability to read, interpret, and synthesize empirical research from various social science fields. The candidate must also be able to work efficiently in both independent and collaborative situations, being a team player is an essential part of the job. Preference will be given to individuals that have participated in research as denoted by publications, conference presentations, grants, and other scholarly activities. This is a fixed-term position with full University benefits including tuition discount for dependents. This project is grant-funded, with excellent possibility for annual renewal.

 
Research Assistant/Associate
Deadline:  06/26/2014   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Job Number: 39387

The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences, is seeking applicants to fill a Research Assistant/Associate appointment. A successful Research Assistant/Associate in this position provides organizational leadership as part of a diverse team of professionals dedicated to offering science-based, socially-relevant information as part of the Animal Welfare and Environment Initiative of Penn State Extension. The Assistant/Associate is expected to be a leader in the development and coordination of state-wide Extension programs on farm and food animal welfare issues relating to agriculture, safety, and the environment.

Animal welfare education and research program needs include: Attributes of current and proposed animal management practices on animal welfare, behavior, and health; The impact on the environment of animal welfare practices within agricultural systems and associated societal changes; Economic, food safety, human health, and agricultural viability related to current and proposed welfare practices; Strategies for managing new animal welfare practices and their benefits/costs; Entrepreneurial opportunities associated with animal welfare practices in Pennsylvania; and Expanding the ability for agricultural community members to include science-based input into animal welfare decisions at the local, state and national levels . Responsibilities include: Work closely with faculty, Extension/research Associates and Extension Educators in preparing proposals for outside funding and managing the resultant applied research projects; Conduct program evaluations, prepare traditional and electronic educational materials, teach in non-formal settings, and other aspects of program delivery; Maintain and build partnerships with other organizations for developing and implementing relevant animal welfare programs for diverse audiences, including producers, activists, agribusinesses, technical service providers, citizens, government officials, community leaders, regulatory agency staff, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. Position requires a Master’s Degree (Research Assistant) or PhD (Research Associate) in agricultural/biological engineering, animal sciences, veterinary science or equivalent. Credentials outside these science-technology-based agricultural degrees will be considered when associated with relevant experience or on-farm agricultural background. Excellent communication ability is essential (written, electronic, oral, interpersonal) along with teaching, organizational, and problem-solving skills. The job will involve in-state travel and some evening work along with potential for national and international participation in educational events.

Candidate must have an ability to work in a collaborative leadership role as part of a large team comprised of members from various disciplines, perspectives and animal care backgrounds. Experience with social media is necessary to aid timely communication of current animal welfare discussions. Prowess using computers (word processing, spreadsheets, web pages), distance learning, and electronic communication will be useful for success in the position. Knowledge of needs assessment, Extension program evaluation and data collection/analysis methods is desired, but training will be provided. Experience with educational methods for addressing multiple sides of controversial issues and with agricultural or activist organizations is desired. Experience with diverse populations is desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and names of at least three professional references(including address, telephone and e-mail address) to: Dorcas Holt, 249 Agricultural Engineering Building, University Park, PA 16802 Email: drh3@psu.edu. Applications will be viewed beginning March 26 until position is filled. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background check. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for three year from date of hire.

 
Research Assistants (Part-time)
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Department: Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
Job Number: 42776

The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Penn State seeks to hire several part-time research assistants for Summer 2014. Positions will involve either laboratory or field work or a combination of both. Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and reviewed as need arises. The successful candidates will most likely be working toward a graduate degree in geosciences, geography, meteorology, or a similar field.

 
Research Associate
Deadline:  05/01/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 42747

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) anticipates hiring a research associate starting August 15, 2014 under the direction of Dr. Moses Chan. We seek exceptional candidates in experimental condensed matter physics. Past experience in the design and construction of variable temperature scanned probe microscope instrumentation is desired, along with experience in the application of scanned probe techniques and transient absorption spectroscopy for characterizing nanoscale materials. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an excellent research record. A letter of application, a CV and a brief description of research plans will be required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for three years from date of hire.

 
Research Associate
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 42726

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) anticipates hiring one or more research associate starting this summer under the direction of Dr. Jie Shan (jie.shan@case.edu). We seek exceptional candidates in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics. Past experience in ultrafast optics, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, optical microscopy, optical and electrical characterization of nanoscale materials and devices, and/or nanofabrication is preferred. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an excellent research record. A letter of application, a CV and a brief description of research plans will be required. These are fixed-term positions funded for one year from the date of hire with good possibility of re-funding.

 
Research Associate
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Job Number: 42493

The laboratory of Anton Nekrutenko in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University (http://nekrut.bx.psu.edu) is looking for a research associate to continue analysis of next generation sequencing data. The work will focus on sequence quality analysis, genome assembly, transcriptome assembly, repetitive element analysis, more general molecular evolutionary analyses, and Galaxy tool development. A successful candidate must possess Ph.D. in molecular evolution and demonstrate extensive hands-on experience and publication record in comparative genomics and evolutionary analysis. A complete application will include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Research Associate - Experimental Atomic Physics
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 42889

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a research associate position to investigate quantum degenerate Fermi gases confined in optical lattice potentials. The candidate will join a group led by Prof. Kenneth O’Hara. The position entails the creation and study of novel states of matter which emerge in a strongly interacting system of fermionic atoms in order to deepen our understanding of a broad class of strongly correlated Fermi systems more generally.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics and a history of Ph.D. level research experience in experimental physics. Past experience with the creation and study of quantum degenerate gases using laser cooling techniques is preferred. The successful candidate will be encouraged to enhance their research credentials through publications, and to guide graduate and undergraduate students.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Prof. Kenneth O’Hara (kohara@phys.psu.edu). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Research Associate Positions
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Mathematics
Job Number: 41792

Postdoc and Research Associate Positions

Subject to funding, Postdoc and Research Associate Positions available.

Postdoc Positions

Successful candidates will be new or recent Ph.D.s with exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required a commitment to excellence in teaching. These non-tenure track appointments are typically for one year (48 weeks).

Research Associate Positions

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. and have exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required a commitment to excellence in teaching. These non-tenure track positions may for one semester, one year, or three year appointments (48-weeks per year). A Ph.D. in mathematics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 1, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Submit the following application material online at www.mathjobs.org:

Application

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Statement

Research Statement

Publication List

3 Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers). One letter must address in detail the candidate’s abilities as a teacher.

Persons who are unable to apply using the mathjobs.org website or who do not wish to do so may send application materials to the address below or further information, please contact: Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, 107 McAllister Building, University Park, PA 16802

814-865-7527

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Research Faculty
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Information Science and Technology
Job Number: 37287

The Information Science and Technology Division (IS&T) of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University (PSU) is seeking a Research Faculty. ARL is an organizational unit of PSU at University Park, and our research faculty work in multi-disciplinary collaborations with faculty from several academic departments and advanced research centers. The IS&T Division of ARL conducts cutting edge multidisciplinary research in the following areas: Sensor networks and their operations in land, air, and sea environments; sensor data fusion; unmanned autonomous systems; machine learning; analyses for data from information to knowledge to decision; distributed systems; control systems; wireless networks; information assurance and cyber security; and embedded computer systems.

Responsibilities include: Conduct research in one or more of the above mentioned areas; supervise research assistants and student interns; interact with research sponsors; support on-going research projects; contribute to the writing of future research proposals; and develop new research directions. Research faculty will have the option of associating with an academic department of the University, at the discretion of the department, to teach courses, and supervise undergraduates, graduates, and PhD theses.

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or any related field, and a minimum of three years of related postdoctoral experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Expertise in Information Assurance and Computer Security is very desirable. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

Electronically apply to Job #37287 at arl-jobs@psu.edu. PLEASE INSERT JOB NUMBER IN SUBJECT LINE. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about the Applied Research Laboratory or current position vacancies, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.

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

 
Research Faculty
Deadline:  05/28/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Fluids Research
Job Number: 42137

This position will conduct experimental fluid mechanics research spanning a wide range of possible applications including aviation, marine vehicles, multi-phase flows, renewable energy production, bio-fluid mechanics, flow control, and experimental physics while complementing existing experimental and computational fluids research activities at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). Responsibilities include: Preparing for and conducting tests at ARL and other government testing facilities, using advanced instrumentation and laser diagnostics; writing and submitting proposals for funded research; cultivating positive relationships with existing and potential government and industry sponsors; collaborating with other research and academic faculty at Penn State; and documenting research activities in technical reports. Domestic and international travel will be occasionally required to support testing. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Requirements include a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics or a related discipline. The following experience is preferred: Familiarity with high speed digital photography/videography, data acquisition systems, and uncertainty analysis; familiarity with government research programs and the proposal submission process; knowledge in state of the art fluid dynamics; and knowledge of verification, validation, and accreditation processes for military systems. Requirements include: Expertise in unsteady fluid mechanics with demonstrated experience testing in wind/water tunnels using laser diagnostics, to include Laser Doppler Velocimetry or Particle Image Velocimetry; effective written communication and presentation skills; the ability to work independently and meet project schedule requirements; and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

Electronically apply to Job #42137 at arl-jobs@psu.edu. PLEASE INSERT JOB NUMBER IN SUBJECT LINE. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about the Applied Research Laboratory or current position vacancies, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.

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

 
Research Faculty
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Structural Acoustics
Job Number: 42549

This position involves modeling and measurement research in the area of structural acoustics for a wide range of possible applications, including marine vehicles, aviation, and renewable and non-renewable energy production. Responsibilities include: Prepare and conduct experiments at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) and various off-site government testing facilities using advanced instrumentation; identify and perform appropriate numerical and analytical modeling; write and submit proposals for funded research; cultivate relationships with existing and potential government and industry sponsors; collaborate with other research and academic faculty at Penn State; and document research activities in technical reports and peer reviewed publications. Domestic and international travel will be required occasionally to support testing. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics, or Aerospace Engineering, plus ten years of work related experience. The following are requirements: Expertise in vibration measurements and model analysis techniques, as well as finite element and boundary element analysis; effective written and oral communication skills; the ability to work independently and meet project schedule requirements; and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. The following are preferred: Familiarity with data acquisition systems and data acquisition system development; proficiency in programming within the Matlab environment, as well as in a compiled language, such as C/C++ or FORTRAN; and familiarity with government research programs and the proposal submission process. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

 
Research Faculty
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Structural Acoustics
Job Number: 42551

Responsibilities include conducting structural acoustic measurements and numerical/analytical simulations for the Navy and industrial sponsors and writing technical reports summarizing the measurements and simulations. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Requirements include a Bachelor`s degree (Master`s degree preferred) in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. The following experience is preferred: Predictions and measurements of vibration and acoustic behavior; finite element and boundary element analysis; data acquisition and digital signal processing; experimental model analysis; proficiency in Matlab; and a compiled language such as C/C++ or FORTRAN. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY. This is a one year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

 
Research Faculty (Department Head)
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Advanced Technology Development
Job Number: 38733

The Composite Materials Division of the Materials and Manufacturing Office seeks to hire a Department Head for the Advanced Technology Development Department (ATDD). The general emphasis of the ATDD is rapid technology development, transition, and implementation, with a focus on cost effective composite manufacturing processes. The primary responsibility of the Department Head is the establishment and sustainment of a strong research and development program in advanced composites, with particular emphasis on defense applications. The Department Head is also responsible for proposal development, customer briefings, and frequent written report submissions, as well as supervision of a team of researchers, engineers, and technicians, potentially ranging in seniority from entry level to PhD scientists.

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Minimum educational requirements include a Master`s degree (PhD preferred) in Material Science, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, plus ten years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in material science and composite manufacturing is highly desired. The ATDD has a charter to engage non-traditional customers with a view to identifying emerging materials and manufacturing technologies that may provide a long term benefit to the established sponsor base. Therefore, the ability to network and collaborate with University faculty, who are engaged in exploratory and foundational work, is considered advantageous.

The successful candidate must provide a proven track record in the conception, program development, and execution of complex research and development programs. A minimum of 10 years of experience in advanced composites development is required. The position requires highly developed schedule planning and project execution skills, along with demonstrated ability in personnel management. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are considered critical. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY.

Electronically apply to Job #38733 at arl-jobs@psu.edu. PLEASE INSERT JOB NUMBER IN SUBJECT LINE. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about the Applied Research Laboratory or current position vacancies, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.

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

 
Research Faculty (Intelligent Control Department Head)
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Intelligent Control
Job Number: 36415

A Department Head Research Faculty position is available for the Intelligent Control Department in the Information Science and Technology Division of the Communications, Information and Navigation Office.

Responsibilities include: Directing a small group of research engineers and faculty; pursue excellence in research by executing funded research; supervision of junior colleagues; seek external research funds; interface with sponsors, and represent the Information Science and Technology Division in areas related to Intelligent Systems; and assemble and support relevant parts of the strategic plans of the Division. Since ARL is an integral part of the Penn State University System, our research faculty collaborates with faculty from academic departments and advanced research centers. Research faculty is also encouraged to associate themselves with academic departments of the university. Such associations allow them to teach courses and supervise undergraduate, graduate, and PhD theses.

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or any related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years of experience in one or more the following fields is required: Machine Intelligence; Sensor Fusion; Multi-Robot collaboration; distributed decision and control; cognitive systems; and social networks. Experience in Autonomous Systems is preferred.YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY.

Electronically apply to Job #36415 at arl-jobs@psu.edu. PLEASE INSERT JOB NUMBER IN SUBJECT LINE. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about the Applied Research Laboratory or current position vacancies, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.

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

 
Senior Instructor/Instructor and Director of Student Recruitment and Activities
Deadline:  06/17/2014   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: The Office of Undergraduate Education
Job Number: 42016

The Office for Undergraduate Education in the College of Agricultural Sciences seeks applicants for a Senior Instructor/Instructor and Director of Student Recruitment and Activities. This is a 48 week standing appointment in the college.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, supervising, and evaluating college wide recruitment contacts and efforts including the Student Recruitment and Enrollment Committee, College Visitation Program, Open Houses, and school visits, staffing for Ag Progress Days and Farm Show as well as other recruitment related activities. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the development of College wide recruitment media and coordination of surveys for marketing assessment and customer satisfaction. This individual will develop college presentations for Campus Admission Programs and coordinate the distribution of recruitment materials via multiple formats to a variety of venues.

Additionally, the successful candidate will coordinate college-wide Admission Follow-up and Accepted Student Program activities on campus and statewide as well as serve on a variety of college and university committees. This individual will interact and collaborate with the Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, Coordinator of Campus Enrollment and Retention, and Program Coordinator for Division of Undergraduate Studies, and academic departments to address recruitment, retention and admission initiatives and programs.

Furthermore, the individual will collaborate with Office of Alumni Relations for alumni and student involvement events, supervise the graduate assistant for recruitment, and direct all aspects of the Ag Advocate Organization. She/he will work with the Agricultural Student Council to provide assistance with select events. This individual will also support the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education on select initiatives and projects.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or Ph.D in an agriculturally related field of study with 3-5 years of educational programming experience. The candidate must have excellent communication, time management, problem solving, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Experience in working with diverse audiences is desirable.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

Application: Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Richard J. Rateau, 101 Agricultural Administration Building, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Closing date for Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. For more information on the Office of Undergraduate Education, see http://agsci.psu.edu/students. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Short-Term Visitor Opportunities for 2014/2015 Academic Year
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Mathematics
Job Number: 42731

The Department of Mathematics seeks to hire numerous lecturers, instructors, and research positions throughout the 2014/2015 academic year as short-term visitors. Applications must be submitted electronically and include: Application and Curriculum Vitae and Publication List. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.

 
Summer Researchers
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Communication Arts and Sciences
Job Number: 42317

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for summer research assistant positions in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 15 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applications must submit (1) a formal letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job, (2) a curriculum vitae with three references listed.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

 
Summer Researchers
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Philosophy
Job Number: 42319

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in the Philosophy Department for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 15 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applications must submit (1) a formal letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job, (2) a curriculum vitae with three references listed.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

 
Summer Researchers in Comparative Literature
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Comparative Literature
Job Number: 42620

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in the Department of Comparative Literature for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 18 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Summer Researchers in English
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: English
Job Number: 42589

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in English for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 15 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Summer Researchers in French and Francophone Studies
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: French and Francophone Studies
Job Number: 42622

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in the Department of French and Francophone Studies for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 18 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must include a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Summer Researchers in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Job Number: 42619

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 18 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Summer Researchers in Psychology
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Job Number: 42536

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in Psychology for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 15 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Summer Researchers in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Job Number: 42623

The College of the Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for research positions in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese for the period May/June through July/August.

All positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus relevant experience. These are non-tenure track appointments. Applications received by April 18 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To be considered for this position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job and a curriculum vitae.

 
Teaching Fellow in ESL/EAP Program
Deadline:  04/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Job Number: 42236

The Applied Linguistics Department of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two (2) full-time Teaching Fellows in the ESL/EAP Program.

The Teaching Fellows will primarily teach ESL composition classes for undergraduate international students, though they may be assigned to teach other ESL courses (pronunciation & presentation; graduate composition) as well. Teaching Fellows will be required to mentor practice teachers from the MA TESL program, participate in program meetings and professional development events, and support the activities and goals of the ESL/EAP program. The start date for these positions is August 2014.

These are one-year, non-tenure track appointments (i.e., Fall & Spring semester). Teaching Fellows teach three courses per semester. A Master's degree in TESL or related field is required. Applications received by April 30, 2014 are guaranteed full consideration, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants with the Penn State MA/TESL degree are preferred.

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 this job, (2) a curriculum vitae with three references listed, and (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Selection of Teaching Fellow candidates will be based on excellent academic performance. For example, graduates of the Penn State MA TESL program should have demonstrated superlative performance in the APLNG 500 teaching practicum and APLNG 595 tutoring internship; evidence of active interest in language teaching, such as volunteer and community-based teaching and tutoring; and an in-person interview.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

 
Teaching Positions - Nutritional Sciences (Part-time)
Deadline:  01/26/2015   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Nutritional Sciences
Job Number: 41789

The Department of Nutritional Sciences (Nutr) seeks candidates for part-time teaching positions. Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree or doctoral degree in nutrition or closely related field. Teaching opportunities may include Nutr 120 (Food Preparation, lecture component), Nutr 100 (Contemporary Nutrition Concerns, 1.5 cr), Nutr 251 (Introductory Principle of Nutrition, 3 cr), Nutr 490W (Nutrition Seminar, 3 cr writing intensive course with a term paper and oral presentation on an advanced topic in nutrition), Nutr 456 (Community Nutrition, 3 cr), and other courses including a course which requires an MS/RD or RD/PhD to teach.

A full listing of undergraduate courses is available at: http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/N/NUTR/

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Reappointment in subsequent years is possible pending continuing need. Applications will be accepted immediately for potential part time work in March and/or until positions are filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. Send application cover letter (with a list of courses you are interested in teaching), curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (with complete contact information, including mailing address, telephone number, and email) to Julie Brenneman, 110 Chandlee Lab, University Park, PA 16802 or via email to jqk7@psu.edu. Telephone : (814) 865-0108. Please indicate “Nutr Fixed Term Faculty Application” in the subject line of email correspondence. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Teaching Positions - Nutritional Sciences (Part-time)
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Nutritional Sciences
Job Number: 42730

The Department of Nutritional Sciences (Nutr) seeks candidates for part-time teaching positions. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in nutrition or closely related field. Teaching opportunities may include Nutr 445 (Metabolism I), 446 (Metabolism II), Nutr 452 (Nutritional Aspect of Disease), and Nutr 490W (Nutrition Seminar, 3 cr writing intensive course). A full listing of undergraduate courses is available at: http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/N/NUTR/ Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Reappointment in subsequent semesters is possible pending continuing need. Applications will be accepted immediately for potential part time work until positions are filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be considered, applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter (with courses you are interested in teaching) addressed to Dr. Jill Patterson, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references with complete contact information, including mailing address, telephone number, and email. Questions may be sent to jxp54@psu.edu. Please indicate “Nutr Fixed Term Faculty Application” in the subject line of email correspondence. Please no phone calls.

 
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Department: Geosciences
Job Number: 41674

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry, broadly defined. The successful candidate’s research will take advantage of recent technological improvements in analytical precision and spatial resolution that can be applied to the study of the coupled evolution of the lithosphere, climate, biosphere in deep time, crustal growth, provenance of sediments, orogenesis, plutonism, and volcanic processes. The successful candidate will have immediate access to new TIMS and electron microprobe as well as existing LA-ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS and future intercollege AMS facilities. (S)he will join a dynamic and collaborative geosciences community that includes new hires in hydrogeology, surface processes, and cyber-enabled geoscience. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field, a record of significant and innovative research in geochemistry documented by peer-reviewed publications, and a clearly defined research agenda commensurate with academic rank. It is anticipated that the appointment will be at the assistant professor level, but higher-rank appointments may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

To apply, e-mail the following materials as email attachments to Ms. Stacie Hugney at slg9@psu.edu: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) research and teaching statements, and 4) the names, positions, and contact information of three references. Background check is required for employment. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

 
Transmission Electron Microscopy Research Faculty Member (Non-tenure)
Deadline:  09/04/2014   
Work Unit: Vice President for Research
Department: The Materials Research Institute (MRI)
Job Number: 42158

The Materials Research Institute (MRI) at Penn State is seeking a highly qualified, PhD researcher to lead in the use and development of aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy – specifically using a newly acquired FEI Titan aberration corrected S/TEM. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborate environment within Penn State including faculty, PhD researchers, industrial partners, and graduate students in various strength areas such as: electronic materials, ceramics, 2-D materials, and soft materials to name a few.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in physics, materials science, chemistry or related area; and have a background in aberration-corrected electron microscopy with a minimum of 3 years (5+ preferred) of related post-graduate work. Experience in at least one of the following is necessary: in situ microscopy, high-resolution imaging and electron energy loss spectroscopy. Advising graduate students and teaching opportunities in relevant departments is encouraged. Specific tasks include:

To develop new in situ electron microscopy techniques.

To support existing research projects using aberration corrected high resolution transmission electron microscopy.

To be highly competitive in the field of aberration corrected microscopy and conduct independent research.

To lead and participate in implementing a forward thinking vision of electron microscopy at Penn State.

To prepare highly competitive grant applications using state-of-the-art microscopy techniques in conjunction with existing Penn State research programs and faculty researchers.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years with excellent possibility for renewal.

Please submit cover letter, CV, and references to Lisa Kassab at lmd141@psu.edu or N307a Millennium Science Complex, University Park, PA 16802. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Economics
Job Number: 42520

The Department of Economics at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill several Visiting Assistant Professor positions with one or two year appointments commencing fall 2014. We will consider highly qualified candidates in all fields of economics. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity for high-quality instruction. Applicants must have met all of the requirements for a PhD in Economics or a related field by the time of the appointment. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and CV.

 
Visiting Professor of Finance
Deadline:  05/15/2014   
Work Unit: Smeal College of Business
Department: Finance Department
Job Number: 42248

The Finance Department in The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a visiting position in Finance. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. Interested applicants should have a PhD and a demonstrated excellence in teaching. Rank is open and will depend on qualifications. Teaching responsibilities are at the undergraduate level. The appointment will be for the 2014-2015 academic year, commencing in August 2014 and ending in May 2015. Salary and ancillary support are competitive and will depend on individual qualifications.

 
World Language Education Instructor
Deadline:  12/31/2099   
Work Unit: College of Education
Department: Curriculum & Instruction
Job Number: 42690

We are seeking a full-time fixed-term 1 instructor for the 2014-15 academic year to join the faculty in the World Languages Education major and English as a Second Language certificate program. Primary responsibilities associated with this position are teaching courses in those programs and supervising students during field experiences in local schools. Specific courses the successful candidate will be asked to teach may include, but will not be limited to, the WLED 412W Methods course and the online WL ED 399A course for students studying abroad. The supervision needs that are connected to these programs include the practicum component of WL ED 483 as well as WLED 495C and 495E. Desirable qualifications and experiences for a candidate include: graduate-level training both in TESL and World Languages Education; experience teaching both ESL and a world language other than English; experience supervising university students during field experiences in public schools; experience teaching pre-service teacher education courses focused on World Languages Education and English Language Learners; experience of supervision in the study abroad context via technology; and strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae/resume, and at least three names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references.