Open Rank Professor of International Affairs

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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School of International Affairs


The Penn State School of International Affairs (, an interdisciplinary professional school, seeks a candidate for an open rank (assistant/associate/full) position to research and teach in the area of International Energy and Environmental Policy, especially as related to questions of global development. A strong focus on the international dimensions of these questions is important. A Ph.D. is required in fields relevant to the social science dimensions of the environmental sciences, which might include Sociology, Law (J.D.), Political Science, Economics, Agricultural Economics, or any other relevant field. It is expected that a competitive candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching and leadership appropriate to the candidate`s rank. An interest and demonstrated aptitude of working in interdisciplinary contexts is particularly emphasized. We seek candidates whose work aims to span the academic world and applied work relevant to policy contexts through the generation of rigorous research with policy decision making impact. The School of International Affairs (SIA) is a graduate academic unit of The Pennsylvania State University. The School integrates practical and theoretical aspects of international affairs with a set of highly ranked specialized disciplines. The School’s fundamental and motivating vision is to ensure a long-term outstanding contribution to the communities of international professional practitioners and academics nationally and internationally. For additional information regarding SIA, please refer to: Application materials are to include a statement of how the candidate’s work is relevant to the focus of the position. To apply, submit an application. Applications must also include a CV, cover letter, and sample publications relevant to the post. Three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations will be requested on short listing. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation expenses, including recruitment/relocation incentive, may be authorized in accordance with applicable regulations. Any inquiries regarding the position can be directed to Johannes Fedderke, For full consideration, please apply by September 22, 2017.

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