Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

  • Penn State Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Human Development/Family/Consumer Science

Job Description

Job Number: REQ_0000032832

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies School of Behavioral Sciences and Education Penn State Harrisburg, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education invites applications for the non-tenure line position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) to begin in Fall 2022. A Ph.D. in HDFS, experience teaching undergraduate courses in HDFS, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to serving a diverse student population are required. This position is a full-time, limited-term, 36-weeks appointment.

The successful candidate will teach four HDFS courses per semester, advise students in the undergraduate program in HDFS, engage in scholarly activity, and provide impactful service in the community and university. 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 located 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 2 doctoral degree programs. To learn more about the College and the School of Behavioral Sciences, which is the home of the HDFS Program, please visit

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 responsibilities and qualifications, including a statement of teaching and research interests

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

This position requires the successful completion of standard background checks in accordance with University policy.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Raffy Luquis at

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence 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 inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

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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