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Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State Mont Alto
Mont Alto, Pennsylvania 17237
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Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State Mont Alto invites applications for a fixed-term multi-year (FT-M) contract lecturer or assistant teaching professor position to teach in the Associate and Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology (IST) programs beginning August 2021. This is a full time, 36-week appointment. The successful applicant will teach introductory and upper-level courses in Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity, courses that require a strong understanding of introductory, distributed, and advanced database management, web site development, introductory and advanced programming, web application development, system analysis and design, business system development, and enterprise computer system development - both single service provider and unstructured.

The successful candidate will serve as the campus program lead related to curricular changes, assessment, etc. The successful applicant will also be responsible for but limited to the following:

  • Advise students and provide career guidance
  • Collaborate in recruitment and retention of IST/IT students
  • Participate in campus, university, and community service activities
  • Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline

The expectation is that the successful applicant will use traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods as needed, and teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed.

This appointment will be filled as an Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor rank. Successful applicants should have at a minimum an earned M.S. in Information Sciences and Technology or a closely related field to be considered as an Instructor. A Ph.D. is required to be appointed to the Assistant Teaching Professor rank. Experience as a practicing professional in an information science and/or technology field a plus. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is desired. 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.

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

Penn State 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 Mont Alto is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1000 students; about 25% are adult learners. The campus is located in south central Pennsylvania in a rural setting adjacent to the Michaux State Forest. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as seven baccalaureate degrees and seven associate degrees, including Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the associate and bachelor degree levels.

Students and faculty at Penn State Mont Alto 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. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting, and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

For more information about the campus, visit http://www.ma.psu.edu. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Michael A. Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Mont Alto. E-mail: cms50@psu.edu. Telephone: (717) 749-6051.

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest for the position, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at https://www.hr.psu.edu/careers.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Mont-Alto/Instructor-or-Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-Information-Sciences-and-Technology_REQ_0000011989-1

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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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