Job #75639: Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology:
The Psychology program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in Industrial Organizational Psychology, beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate may teach courses in introductory psychology, statistics, tests and measurement, research methods, and program evaluation in addition to courses in the candidate’s area of interest. Opportunities to teach courses in our psychology master’s program may also be available. High-quality teaching, student advising, an active program of scholarship that engages undergraduate students, and providing service to the school and college are expected. Experience in securing or willingness to seek external funding is desirable. A Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a closely related field by time of appointment is required.
Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University with 4,500 students and 34 baccalaureate majors in four schools: Business, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research, on close student/faculty interaction, on its use of the open lab concept, and on its beautiful, wooded hilltop campus. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten Bachelor’s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one Master’s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The Psychology program offers both a BA and a BS in psychology and an MA in Applied Clinical Psychology. It has laboratory space, including a sound attenuating chamber, individual testing rooms, small group rooms, and observation rooms. Internal funds are available for faculty startup and professional travel. Technology and library resources are excellent. Other resources include an on-campus child care center and affiliation with the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area. To apply, please go to https://psu.jobs/ . Application materials include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who rank highly will be asked to provide a statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.