Prospective Faculty and Staff

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Why Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona offers the appeal of a small, private college with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university. Our goal is to help students reach their educational, personal, and professional goals.

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Employment Opportunities

The root of Penn State's success is founded upon the ambition and determination of our talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students. At Penn State, we think ideas and solutions come from bringing in a multitude of perspectives. We are not just a University; WE ARE community-driven to make a difference!

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Penn State's Employee Benefits Division is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits program designed to attract and retain high-quality faculty and staff.

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Faculty Diversification Initiative

Penn State Altoona aims to cultivate partnerships with graduate programs that graduate large numbers of underrepresented minority faculty by hosting their All But Dissertation students as adjunct faculty on our campus. The intent is to build pipelines of diverse applicants and, consequently, a more diverse faculty body.

  • Spend a semester at Penn State Altoona.
  • Live on-campus in the Beech Guest House at no cost.
  • Get hands-on experience teaching a college-level course.
  • Take advantage of Penn State resources.
  • Interact and network with world-class faculty.
  • Be a part of our Penn State Altoona community.
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Resources and Information for Faculty and Staff

Penn State offers a variety of resources and opportunities for faculty and staff members. From benefits and human resources information to technology help and business services, you’ll find a collection of resources for working at the University below.