Human Development and Family Studies Lecturer | Penn State Brandywine

Jul 08, 2014

Penn State Brandywine invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term faculty position: Human Development and Family Studies Lecturer, to begin August 2014 for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.


The Lecturer position requires teaching of four courses (up to 14 credits) a semester, in the baccalaureate degree program in Human Development and Family Studies at both the lower and upper division levels using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods.

The teaching assignments may require: teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed; providing academic and career student advising, as well as participating in campus, university, and community service activities.


Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies or related area required. The areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants with research interest and experience teaching core Human Development and Family Studies Program courses including, but not limited to Adolescent Development, Adolescent Transition to Adulthood, Individual and Family Interventions, and Development and Administration of Human Services.

The Human Development and Family Studies Program is devoted to a holistic, science –practitioner, multidisciplinary approach to understanding and promoting life span human development in the context of the family, community, and society. Enthusiasm for the highest level of academic integrity and working in a multidisciplinary, multicultural environment is important. The candidate is expected to demonstrate strong commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered, collaborative and participatory teaching/learning environment. Prior college-level teaching and the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Evidence of potential in research and publication is an asset.

Campus Information:

The Pennsylvania State University 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 Brandywine shares in the University’s international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and service. It is a small, suburban, undergraduate campus located on 90 acres on the western side of the greater Philadelphia region, and enrolls approximately 1700 students. Penn State Brandywine offers the first two years of study for most of Penn State`s more than 160 degree programs. In addition students may enroll on campus in twelve baccalaureate degrees and three associate degrees. 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 For more information about Penn State visit:


To apply, submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of references. Application review begins July 23, 2014 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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