Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions

University Park Campus
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Date Closing:
open until filled
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Eberly College of Science
The Forensic Science Program and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


The Forensic Science Program and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Eberly College of Science at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two non-tenure track forensic science faculty. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. The FEPAC accredited program ( has both undergraduate and Master’s degree programs, is home to a broad range of resident instruction and distance learning offerings, and conducts extramurally funded research. The Program seeks dynamic and innovative individuals to instruct and develop courses for undergraduate and graduate students, be dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching, research, and service, as well as be committed to enhancing the strength and cohesiveness of the program. Responsibilities include: Instructing and/or developing courses for undergraduate and graduate students; conducting training workshops; pursuing training and research grants; exhibiting a strong focus on students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and promoting educational quality. The individual must have excellent communication skills and be able to develop collaborations and networks of support within the university, with programs at other institutions, and with law enforcement and crime laboratory professionals. The selected candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.S. in Forensic Science, Criminalistics, or another natural science, with a demonstrated capacity for teaching. The successful candidate should have at least five years of experience working at the bench in a criminalistics/forensic science laboratory (private or government) with a strong foundation in forensic philosophy, ethics, and demonstrable experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Forensic Chemistry, Forensic DNA, Impression Evidence including Firearms and Toolmarks, Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction, Trace Evidence, and Forensic Toxicology. The specific title and rank will be dependent upon the candidate’s credentials. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document, include curriculum vitae, description of current and future research interests (2-3 pages) and contact information for three to five references. Inquiries may be directed to Wayne Moorehead at Review of applications will begin in October 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 $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088