Open Rank Professor of Political Science/Social Data

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
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College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science


The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position to start Fall 2018 for faculty whose substantive research interests are informed by, or inform the development of, data- or computationally-intensive techniques. We encourage applications at the assistant and early associate level but candidates at any level with exceptional records of accomplishment will be considered. The substantive research area is open although preference will be given to those candidates whose research agendas supplement existing areas of specialization within the department. Candidates should be able to contribute to our new undergraduate Social Data Analytics program (see and our graduate methods offerings. Faculty positions at Penn State involve substantial research support; in addition, junior positions offer significant release time. Candidates should have a record of publication in high-quality venues, external funding, and quality teaching credentials. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by appointment date. Application review will begin on September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, samples of scholarly writing, and teaching evaluations (with a key). All candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to

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