Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 5028974
  • Location: Middletown, PA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Assistant Teaching Professor of Psychology

Penn State Harrisburg, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, invites applications for a non-tenure line teaching position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. This position is a full-time, term, 36-week appointment starting in Fall 2024.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching clinical courses, such as abnormal psychology, clinical practicum and internship, and interviewing/counseling, in the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. Additional responsibilities may include serving as internship coordinator for the master's program in Clinical Psychology and chairing student Master's committees. The successful candidate will provide service, in addition to teaching, and be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in teaching, along with a commitment to integrity, diversity, collaboration, and professional service. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from individuals of underrepresented groups.

The assistant teaching professor should possess a terminal degree or its equivalent in an academic field related to his/her teaching specialization; alternatively, the assistant teaching professor without a terminal degree should possess at least a master's degree or its equivalent in an academic field related to their teaching specialization; must have demonstrated ability as a teacher and adviser; and must have shown evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and/or mastery of subject matter

Candidates for the position must hold a doctorate preferably in clinical or counseling psychology, and licensure or license eligibility as a psychologist is preferred.

The Psychology Program at Penn State Harrisburg offers a BS in psychology, a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology, which can fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a Master's-level therapist. The Clinical Psychology program will undergo a self-study for MPCAC accreditation in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. The administration, faculty, and staff of Penn State Harrisburg (PSH) take pride in the fact that PSH is one of the most diverse and inclusive campuses of Penn State University, and we are deeply committed to supporting a culturally, ethnically, and racially inclusive environment.

Penn State Harrisburg is in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The college is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students, including a broad, diverse, and non-traditional population, and brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania's Capital Region. The College offers students the opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees in 39 academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers 28 master's degrees and 3 doctoral degree programs. To learn more about the College and the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, which is the home for the Psychology Program, please visit and

To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at and submit the following:
  • Cover letter of application specifically addressing the position's responsibilities and qualifications, including a statement of teaching and research interests.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black at


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

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

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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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