Open Rank Professor in International Relations

Penn State University

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


The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in International Relations, with the appointment beginning in fall 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on intrastate violence or international security. Candidates should have active research agendas, a record of quality publications or the potential to publish in high-quality venues, good teaching credentials, and demonstrated mastery of quantitative and/or formal research methods. Senior candidates with strong research records or candidates who could contribute to Penn State`s Global and International Studies Program, particularly by teaching introductory courses, will receive special consideration. Faculty positions at Penn State involve substantial research support; in addition, junior positions offer significant released time. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by the 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 $16,584 $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