Penn State Beaver – Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Institution: Penn State Beaver

Location: Monaca, PA

Posted Date: October 24, 2017

Application Due Date: Open Until Filled

Position Description

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Penn State Beaver invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester for the Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) program, shared with Penn State Beaver. The position requires a commitment to teach undergraduate courses in Rehabilitative and Human Services (i.e. Disabilities, Introduction to RHS, Counseling as a Profession, Client Assessment, Group Work, and Children and Families) delivered face-to-face, via video conferencing, hybrid and/or online. Teaching assignments may also require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in quality-refereed journals and present at national conferences in the field or related fields. 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.

This position is part of a two campus (Beaver and Shenango) western Penn State consortium that will deliver the regional baccalaureate program in RHS. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty at the other campus to deliver a portion of the curriculum using a variety of distance delivery methods. For information about Penn State Shenango, visit

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in RHS or related field and a promising record of teaching, research, and clinical experience/supervision. Ph.D. should be completed before August 1, 2018. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. 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. Field experience in a clinical setting preferred. Rehabilitation counselor certification and/or professional counseling license preferred. Or at the minimum, demonstrated progress toward earning a professional counseling license.

Campus Information: 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 Beaver, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is a 100 acre suburban campus located 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and 20 miles north of the Pittsburgh International Airport with easy access to the excitement of the city and relaxation of the country. It is a mixed residential and commuter campus comprised of approximately 650 students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal including the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research supervised by faculty members, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. The campus offers baccalaureate degrees in Administration of Justice, Business, Biology (starting spring 2019), Communications, Information Sciences and Technology, Project and Supply Chain Management, and Psychology. In addition students at the Beaver campus are offered the first two years of study for most of Penn State’s approximately 160 academic majors. The student body is largely comprised of traditional aged students, although the campus makes a concerted effort to expand programs for non-traditional students. For more information about Penn State Beaver’s Business Program visit For more information about the campus, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs,

APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted electronically at and should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae that includes the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references; a statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Closing Date: The review process will begin November 5, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

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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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