Postdoctoral or Post-M.F.A. Scholar in Interdisciplinary Arts/Design Research

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Arts and Architecture
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies


The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) within the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a nine-month postdoctoral or post-MFA scholar in interdisciplinary arts and/or design research, to begin on August 17, 2015, with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year. In addition to a full-time salary and Penn State benefits, the fellow will receive funding in support of his/her research agenda. Founded in 2014, the ADRI operates within the Arts & Architecture Research Office and provides seed funding, technical support, and workspace for high-impact arts and design research projects with a strong probability of attracting external funding. ADRI projects are typically collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature, push methodological boundaries, link research and teaching, make innovative use of technology, engage with university-wide research initiatives and priorities, and have the potential to garner national and international recognition. The ADRI also coordinates and hosts a range of programming designed to foster and support innovative arts/design research and entrepreneurship. For information on current projects and recent activities, see: The fellow will pursue her/her research/creative agenda, teach one interdisciplinary graduate course (formulated in consultation with the ADRI director) during Spring semester, and assist in providing logistical and administrative support for ADRI and its programming. At the time of appointment, applicants must hold a terminal degree in an arts or design discipline, or a closely related field of study. They must also possess a record of innovative research/creative work appropriate to the ADRI mission. To apply, submit a letter of interest that details relevant qualifications and the research/creative agenda that will be pursued during the term of the residency, as well as a current CV and the names and contact information for three references. Materials must be submitted electronically. Review of applications will begin on June 8, 2015 and 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