Instructor in Physics

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Campus City:
Altoona, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Altoona
Academic Affairs, Division of Math and Natural Sciences


Penn State Altoona invites applications for a one-year fixed-term position, subject to renewal, in Physics beginning Fall 2017. Candidate must have a Ph.D. or Masters in Physics, or a closely related discipline. Teaching responsibilities include introductory physics courses for science, engineering and non-science majors, as well as upper division lecture/laboratory courses. Depending on the candidate’s interest, responsibilities can also include significant emphasis on science outreach, laboratory development and laboratory coordination. Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4000 students offering twenty-two baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of 180 Penn State baccalaureate degrees. Only 44 miles from the University Park campus, Penn State Altoona offers the advantages of college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university. Applicants should upload a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching approach and evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of reference and transcripts. Please combine documents to fit appropriated space. Review of applications will begin November 4th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at

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