Research Associate

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Information Sciences and Technology


The College of Information Sciences and Technology is seeking a Research Associate to join an interdisciplinary team investigating collaborative learning and problem-solving, online community, and computer support for local communities (local non-profits and businesses, municipal government, neighborhoods). This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure position, with possibility of renewal. This position is in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. Duties and Responsibilities: Plan and conduct design research, field studies, and laboratory experiments addressing new kinds of support for collaborative and community activities and experiences. Help manage graduate and undergraduate research students. Teach one course per year in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Typical Education and Experience: Ph.D. (or soon-to-be Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Information Science, HCI, or related field. Experience with user-centered design, participatory design, usability evaluation, and ethnographic field methods, as well as social computing and community informatics. Software design, programming, and database expertise in developing Web 2.0 and mobile applications. Experience and enthusiasm for communicating research results at scientific conferences and in academic journals. Desire to work in an interdisciplinary team developing computer technologies and applications, and engaging with and gathering data from users and other stakeholders. To Apply: Submit a cover letter describing qualifications, CV, and names and contact information of 3 professional references.

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