Instructor in Biobehavioral Health
Penn State Lehigh Valley invites applications for an Instructor in Biobehavioral Health, (Fixed-term, multi-year appointment - 3 years, with option for renewal, 36 weeks), to begin August 2017, or as negotiated.
Responsibilities: Teach 12 credits each semester using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.
Qualifications: M.A. required as a minimum; Ph.D. preferred in a field related to Biobehavioral Health, such as epidemiology, public health and safety, and human services. Biobehavioral Health is an interdisciplinary program drawing from a range of biomedical and health related areas. Emphasis is on the study of physical health, and includes multiple perspectives, approaches, and methods needed to address and solve problems of human health and illness. ABD candidates will be considered given evidence of sufficient progress toward degree completion. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.
Campus Information: Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.
Penn State Lehigh Valley campus is located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, approximately 65 minutes from New York City and 45 minutes north of Philadelphia. This campus has the distinction of being the oldest continuously running campus in the Penn State system after University Park, and also the newest, having just relocated in August 2009 to a modern high tech campus. There is one primary site location: the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley. A smaller Neighborhood Networks Center allows access to cutting-edge technology and post-secondary education for downtown populations. Students may start one of the many Penn State majors at the Lehigh Valley campus and then transfer to any other Penn State campus, or may choose to remain at Penn State Lehigh Valley to complete one of the baccalaureate degree programs offered at the campus.
Penn State Lehigh Valley is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,000 students; about 20% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as eight baccalaureate degrees and 3 associate degrees which can be completed on the campus.
Students and faculty at Penn State Lehigh Valley have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Penn State Lehigh Valley students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting.
For more information about the campus, visit http://www.lv.psu.edu/
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Kenneth A. Thigpen, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Lehigh Valley. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 610-285-5140.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.
Closing Date: Application review begins immediately, and continues until a suitable candidate is found.
Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/69893
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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.
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