Prospective School of Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty & Staff

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Human Factors/Experimental Psychology

The Psychology program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member with appointment at the assistant professor level beginning with Fall 2015. Courses will include basic and advanced human factors, and human computer interaction, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Collaboration with the faculty in the fields of engineering and gaming development is available. Applicants with an interest in gaming and educational uses of gaming are encouraged to apply. Faculty are expected to participate in scholarly activity involving undergraduate students. Laboratory space is available, and technology and library resources are excellent. A Ph.D. is preferred, ABD candidates will be considered. The screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to the Penn State University Jobs website (http://psu.jobs/search/opportunities.html). For more information, contact Dr. Victoria Kazmerski (vak1@psu.edu) or Dr. Melanie Hetzel-Riggin (mdh33@psu.edu).

Lecturer in World History

The History Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking a historian for a full-time, two-year, lecturer in World History beginning Fall 2015. This position may be renewable; there is the possibility that this position will be converted into a tenure-track, assistant professor position at the end of the second year.  The candidate should have an area of specialization in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. The position entails a 3-4 teaching load, including a two-part World History sequence as well as survey and upper division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. A successful candidate must be an excellent teacher with an active research agenda and should have received a PhD no later than August 2015. The screening of applications will begin January 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae to Penn State University jobs website (http://psu.jobs/search/opportunities.html). Also, applicants are required to have 3 references submit letters of recommendation to Dr. Amy Carney at her email, abc13@psu.edu

Lecturer in Digital Music and Arts Administration

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking a full-time, multi –year (3 year; renewable) lecturer in Digital Music and Arts Administration. The appointment begins Fall of 2015. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in music fundamentals, as well as popular and digital music with the possibility of upper-level courses as the college’s offerings expand. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in arts administration and event planning and will assume an active role in the School’s growing Arts Administration major. The teaching load is four courses per semester. M.A. required; D.M.A. or Ph.D. preferred. The screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vita and contact information for three references to the Penn State University Jobs website (http://psu.jobs/search/opportunities.html). For more information, contact Dr. Gary Viebranz (gav3@psu.edu) or Sharon Dale (sxd4@psu.edu).

Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Second Language Writing

The English Program at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College is offering a full-time one-year (with possibility of renewal for a second year) fellowship to teach basic ELL reading/composition and to work as writing support staff and tutor in cooperation with the ELL program and Learning Resource Center. The successful candidate will be currently ABD and have an MA in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or Foreign/Second Language Acquisition/Education; knowledge of research and/or graduate study in ESOL theory and practice; college-level ELL teaching; and have experience with multicultural studies and teaching/researching in multicultural settings. Also, overseas teaching in multicultural settings is desired. Candidates’ fluency in at least one language other than English, along with a background in TESOL, TOEFL, or IELTS and digital writing instruction are also desired. We will begin reviewing applicants immediately. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references (including someone who can speak directly to your teaching ability), and a brief overview of your research proposal (up to 20 pages) to the Pennsylvania State University jobs website (http://psu.jobs/search/opportunities.html). Official transcripts may be requested at a later date. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Connerty (mcc12@psu.edu).


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None available at this time.


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