Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 4658098
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Teaching Faculty, Child/Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University ( invites applications for a Teaching Faculty of Psychology position (non-tenure-track faculty appointment) to begin either January 2024 or August 2024. This position will be filled at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor.

Preference will be given to candidates able to teach courses in child/clinical psychology, in addition to core courses such as introductory psychology, research methods, and statistics. This position will include resident and online instruction and normal university service. These are full-time positions with a teaching load of three courses per semester during the academic year.

Previous teaching experience is preferred; candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology (or related field) or have completed all the requirements of the Ph.D. by the appointment date. A background in Child/Clinical Psychology is critical.

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26) and paid holidays. Please visit for more detailed information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an application online at Penn State's Job Posting Board and include the following as attachments: CV, letter of application including concise statements of any teaching experience and interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Nancy Dennis, Professor of Psychology, at, or Jeff Love, Teaching Professor of Psychology, at

Rank and length of term are determined by education and qualifications. This is a non-tenure-track, term position with an excellent possibility of renewal.

The College of the Liberal Arts is committed to offering professional growth and promotional opportunities for non-tenure-line faculty appointments. Information on faculty ranks and progression can be found at

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. 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.

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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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