Job description

University Park, PA

Job Number: REQ_0000017885


The Department of Sociology and Criminology, within the College of the Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position for the academic year 2021-22. This position will be responsible for teaching four classes each Fall and Spring semester in the area of small group process and dialogue facilitation.

This position will teach undergraduate resident and/or online courses in Sociology and/or Criminology. The candidate must at least have a Bachelor’s Degree and be an active candidate for a terminal degree (graduate coursework in a related field); a Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.

This is a 48 week, non-tenure track appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a curriculum vitae.

This is a limited-term position funded for one year with an excellent possibility of renewal.

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.

How to apply

Apply online


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From agricultural college to world-class learning community -- the story of The Pennsylvania State University is one of an expanding mission of teaching, research, and public service. But that mission was not so grandly conceived in 1855, when the Commonwealth chartered the school at the request of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society. The goal was to apply scientific principles to farming, a radical departure from the traditional curriculum grounded in mathematics, rhetoric, and classical languages.