Penn State Shenango – Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Institution: Penn State Shenango

Location: Sharon, PA

Posted Date: October 24, 2017

Application Due Date: Open Until Filled

Position Description

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Penn State Shenango 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 program, shared with Penn State Beaver. The position requires a commitment to teach undergraduate courses in Rehabilitative and Human Services (i.e. Disabilities, Client Assessment, Community Mental Health Practices and Services, Counseling as a Profession, Group Work, and Medical Aspects of Disability) 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 one of three which will deliver a regional baccalaureate program in Rehabilitation and Human Services. This program will be offered jointly with Penn State Beaver. 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 Beaver, visit

Qualifications: Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in the areas of Rehabilitation and Human Services, including Rehabilitation Psychology, Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Special Education, or a closely related field. Applicants who hold a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential or professional counseling license, or who have demonstrated progress toward earning a professional counseling license, are preferred.

Candidates should have a promising record of teaching and research along with a strong commitment to serving persons with disabilities in the field. 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.

Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university whose instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Penn State Shenango is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide as an integral part of the University. Shenango`s 14 acre-campus is located in downtown Sharon in picturesque Western Pennsylvania near the Ohio border. It is about one hour from Pittsburgh, ninety minutes from Cleveland, and twenty minutes from Youngstown, Ohio. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students; about 60% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 6 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Shenango 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

Application: To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at and submit the following: a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job; a current curriculum vitae; and, the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on the College and its programs can be found at

Inquiries: Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, Campus Director and Chief Academic Officer. Office 724-983-2900,

Closing Date: Application review begins immediately and continues 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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