Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Chancellor's Office
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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. The Associate Dean reports to the Chancellor and works closely with the senior leadership team of the college and University. The position has responsibility for strategic research program development, administration and growth of graduate programs, and oversees the college’s contracts and grants office. The associate dean will lead the development and implementation of strategies for achieving the college`s research goals, identify and communicate sources of external funding, facilitate and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, work with the faculty to develop and write proposals, lead initiatives to write/develop strategic interdisciplinary college-wide sponsored research projects, establish internal and external research partnerships, and represent the college on a variety of University-wide councils and committees. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of funded research, with experience in federal and private sector sponsored funding, specifically as principal investigator or project director; and knowledge of national funding issues and higher education policies. Candidates should possess a terminal degree and have significant administrative experience. Credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor, preferably in a field of study offered at Penn State Behrend is desired. Salary is competitive. Penn State Behrend ( is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of The Pennsylvania State University in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, and prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop, Penn State Behrend offers its 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. Erie, with a metropolitan area population of 280,000, is located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay. The region offers many cultural, sporting, and recreational resources, including Pennsylvania’s most popular state park. Erie County is a major industrial, medical, service, and tourism center, and is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Residents benefit from a rejuvenated bay-front district while enjoying a modest cost of living and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the area. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Applicants should send a cover letter, current résumé/curriculum vitae along with the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2017; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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