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Assistant Teaching Professor - BBH

Assistant Teaching Professor - BBH

companyPennsylvania State University
locationPenn State University, PA 16802, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/23/2024
ExpiresExpires: 6/22/2024
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Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor - BBH


 

The Department of Biobehavioral Health (https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh) at Penn State invites applications for multiple ongoing, full-time, in-residence, academic year (36-week), non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor (rank determined based on prior experience) positions to support our undergraduate curriculum. The Department of BBH is a large, vibrant, and uniquely multi-faceted program that examines the space where biological, psychological, environmental, cultural, and global factors converge to affect health and wellness across the entire human lifespan. Penn State has a formal process for career development and promotion for non-tenure faculty, and instructors in these positions would be eligible to participate in that process. We are particularly interested in individuals whose pedagogy fits within the department's interdisciplinary focus on integrating biological, environmental, psychosocial, and contextual processes as related to health. The individuals who fill these roles will each instruct six sections of BBH course offerings per year and be involved with service to the department. There may be opportunities to be involved with other aspects of our curriculum and department initiatives. The desired candidates will hold a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biobehavioral Health or a related field including (but not limited to) psychology, neuroscience, other biological sciences, or public health. Instructional experience in areas related to BBH is strongly preferred. The individuals must be able to work effectively with diverse populations and audiences as evidenced by previous work and life experiences. Penn State offers a resource-rich and inspiring higher learning environment with significant opportunities to collaborate with experts in pedagogy, such as the Schreyer's Institute for Teaching Excellence (https://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu).

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes an attractive benefits package. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically and should include: 1) a cover letter describing interests, qualifications, teaching philosophy, and commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. Questions concerning this opportunity may be sent to Marie Cross at mailto:mad193@psu.edu.

Penn State, the College of Health and Human Development (https://hhd.psu.edu/), and BBH strongly encourage applicants who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. To learn more about Penn State University's commitment to diversity and inclusion see the University's Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. As an institution, we embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverages the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. In HHD, enriching the lives of others is our mission. We believe in the power of human capacity for growth and live that mission by meeting challenges, both big and small, with excitement and energy every day. As a part of this, we enthusiastically support both broad and specific diversity initiatives with varied strategies (including via Penn State's offices for Educational Equity and Affirmative Action and HHD's Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

As an institution, we embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. In HHD enriching the lives of others is our mission. We believe in the power of human capacity for growth and live that mission by meeting challenges, both big and small, with excitement and energy every day. As a part of this, we enthusiastically support both broad and specific diversity initiatives with varied strategies (including via Penn State's offices for Educational Equity and Affirmative Action and HHD's office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) to maximize the chance that persons with unique abilities, interests, strengths, and needs can thrive at Penn State.

Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with all of the culture, sports, and entertainment available in a large university community. More information on the area and its amenities can be found here: https://happyvalley.com/.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.