Program Coordinator, Masters of Professional Studies in Applied Demography

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Sociology and Criminology


The Department of Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a full-time academic position to lead an online Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Demography and to teach online classes beginning as soon as the position is filled. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Sociology, Demography, or related discipline. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is required and previous teaching experience, including online instruction, at a university level is preferred. In addition, candidates should indicate their ability to coordinate hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors, to effectively communicate with diverse audiences, and to engage in planning and strategy development. The successful candidate will share with others involved a vision for a rigorous academic program development grounded by practical applications. Responsibilities include developing and teaching online courses, serving as liaison to other units in the University, and coordinating program staffing, admissions, and student advising. Program infrastructure will be provided by Penn State’s Outreach unit. This is a 48 week fixed-term appointment with an excellent possibility of re-funding. A letter of application including concise statements of research/practice and teaching interests, as well as a description of how applicant’s skills and experiences fit the position is required. Also submit a curriculum vita or resume, sample syllabi, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Questions about the position may be directed to Stephen Matthews, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088