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Open Rank Faculty in Health Policy Administration
Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted Mar. 29, 2019
Title Open Rank Faculty in Health Policy Administration
University Pennsylvania State University
Hazleton, PA, United States
Department Health Policy Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
  • Health Administration & Policy

Open Rank Faculty in Health Policy Administration

Penn State Hazleton invites applications for a faculty position, Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor (rank commensurate with qualifications) of Health Policy Administration (fixed-term multi-year, 36 weeks) to begin August 2019, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Schuylkill are starting a new baccalaureate program in Health Policy and Administration. We are hiring two candidates, one faculty member at each of the campuses. The successful candidate(s) will work collaboratively with faculty at both campuses to deliver a portion of the curriculum to multiple campuses using a variety of distance delivery methods. For information about both campuses, visit and Primary responsibilities will include: Teach four courses (12 credits) each semester. Courses will include general health policy and administration classes with upper level specialty courses within the field. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Contribute to the intellectual and social life of the campus, its community engagement mission, and the local community. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline. Qualifications: Master's degree or doctorate in health policy and administration or related field required. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment, engagement with fellow faculty members in ways that contribute to a scholarly community on campus, active leadership in campus life, and engagement in the community through outreach activities and research that address regional needs are required. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the use of instructional 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. 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 Hazleton and Penn State Schuylkill are two of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. With approximately 700 students at each campus, both campuses offer the resources of a major research university, but in a small college atmosphere; students build strong relationships with faculty and are involved in clubs, research, community service, and intercollegiate athletics. The coursework for the first two years of more than 275 Penn State baccalaureate majors are offered at both campuses. Penn State Hazleton offers 12 baccalaureate degrees, including a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration (starting in fall 2019), and 5 associate degrees. Penn State Schuylkill offers 10 baccalaureate degrees, including a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration (starting in fall 2019), and 4 associate degrees. Inquiries about the position at Penn State Hazleton should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Hazleton. E-mail: ejw12 Telephone: (570) 450-3188. Inquiries about the position at Penn State Schuylkill should be addressed to Dr. Cory Scherer, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill. E-mail: Telephone: (570) 385-6100. Applicants are encouraged to apply to both locations. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins April 1, 2019 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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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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