Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Eberly College of Science
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


The Eberly College of Science invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Candidates for this position should have a distinguished record of research and teaching, should have demonstrated superior administrative or leadership skills, qualifying them to play a key role in the further development of the department. The candidate should possess proven ability to develop and manage budgets and staff; effectiveness in advocating research and education; program and administrative leadership experience or strong evidence of the potential for program and administrative leadership; excellence in written and oral communication; strong interpersonal and networking skills; ability to provide an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. It is also expected that the candidate will be a leader to the department by continuing their own research program. The successful candidate will be hired as a professor with tenure. The Department Head position is for an initial appointment of five years with the possibility of renewal. Applications must be submitted electronically (including a letter of interest, CV and list of references). Screening of applications will begin immediately and it is intended that the position be filled by the beginning of the 2017/2018 academic year.

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