Department Head - Geosciences

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader for the position of Department Head. The successful candidate is expected to be dedicated to promoting inclusion, cohesion, and excellence in the research and educational programs within the Department and across the College. The successful candidate is also expected to continue their strong record of cutting-edge scholarship and be qualified for appointment with tenure. The position is open to any area of research interest within Geosciences. Previous experience in academic or professional leadership is desirable. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Penn State Geosciences includes multiple top-ranked research and educational programs, and faculty who are international leaders in a broad array of fields. The Department has strong ties to programs across the University, including the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Materials Research Institute, numerous leading disciplinary programs, and interdisciplinary training programs in Energy, Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry, and Climate Science. More information is available on our website ( To apply, applicants should upload the following materials through the PSU jobs website: 1) a letter describing how they would lead the Department and contribute to its teaching, service, and research programs; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) names and addresses (including e-mail) of three referees. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kate Freeman, Chair, Department Head Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, at

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