Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Earth Systems Ecology or Ecohydrology.

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Earth Systems Ecology or Ecohydrology. This position could include the study of interactions among terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, climate/environmental change, the water cycle, humans, land use/land cover change, energy-related processes and biogeochemical cycling at landscape, regional, or global scales in the contemporary, prehistoric, or deep time periods. The successful candidate would have strengths in areas such as Earth system modeling, spatially explicit vegetation modeling, remote sensing, networked observations, model-data synthesis, biogeochemical cycles (e.g., C, N, and water), and coupled natural and human systems. Exemplary candidates at a higher rank will be considered. This position is co-funded by Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment. The primary appointment would be in either the Department of Geography or Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The college is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research and education, and to broad searches for outstanding candidates. Thus, strong candidates will be considered across a broad range of disciplinary expertise. Candidates are expected to actively participate in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology and the EMS Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is also expected, as is the development of a vibrant externally funded research program. To apply please upload: 1) a letter describing your research and teaching plans; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) up to four reprints; and 4) the names and addresses and contact information of four potential referees. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Alan H. Taylor, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, Phone: (814) 865-1509; E-mail: aht1@psu.edu.

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