Tenure-Track Faculty - Plant Biology

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science


The Biology Department at The Pennsylvania State University (www.bio.psu.edu) seeks candidates for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in Plant Biology. Candidates using genetic, genomic, phenomic, molecular, cellular, or systems-biology approaches to study fundamental questions in Plant Biology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program in Plant Biology and contribute to the teaching mission of the University. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a life-sciences related subject and have a strong record of prior research accomplishments. Candidates for the ranks of Associate Professor or Professor should additionally have well-established independent research programs and be widely recognized as leaders in their field. Penn State has one of the top US graduate programs in the plant sciences, and a large, vibrant, and collaborative group of faculty in plant biology and the wider life sciences. Penn State`s flagship University Park campus is situated in a community consistently rated as among the most livable small cities in the US. Applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, CV, and a third document containing a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three potential references in the third document. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 7, 2016 will be ensured of full consideration.

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