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Assistant Teaching Professor of Career and Technical Education

Posted on February 14, 2022

School: Penn State

Type: full-time, non-tenure track

Position Announcement

Assistant Teaching Professor of Career and Technical Education

Penn State University

Job # 0000025383

Penn State seeks to strengthen its program in Workforce Education and Development (WFED) by making one appointment in the area of Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher preparation. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with the Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education (CTE), affiliated with the WFED undergraduate and graduate programs.

This position will provide online, hybrid and individualized, field-based teacher preparation of new CTE teachers pursuing provisional state certification (“CTE Instructional I”). In addition, the Assistant Teaching Professor will provide online and/or hybrid group instruction to early career CTE instructors seeking the more permanent certification (“CTE Instructional II”). Successful candidates also can expect to conduct non-credit professional development or technical assistance at state CTE conferences and local schools, advise students, and hold weekly office hours at University Park. Work will be performed both individually and as part of a team at central PA secondary schools, on campus, and online.

A Doctorate degree in Career and Technical Education, Workforce Education and Development, or a related field is required (completed prior to the start date in August, 2022); 
A Pennsylvania (or any state) Vocational Instructional II certificate, or Instructional II in Agricultural Education, Technology Education, or Family and Consumer Sciences, or equivalent is required.  
A minimum of one year of experience in CTE teacher preparation; and  
A minimum of five years of teaching experience in CTE.
A mindset consistent with the College of Education's mission to be a leader in creating a more equitable and just education system for all people.
This position is funded for one year from the start date, with excellent chances of renewal.

The Penn State Professional Personnel Development Center has been supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education since 1978.

To apply, complete the online application at and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references (including names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers). Review of applications will begin March 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  

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