Assistant/Associate Professor of Education (Higher Education)

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Education
Education Policy Studies


The College of Education`s Department of Education Policy Studies seeks to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, Higher Education Program, with an appointment in the Center for the Study of Higher Education (specialization: higher education law and legal issues) beginning fall semester 2018. This is a tenure track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities include: teach courses, on campus and on line, to students with interests in higher education; advise master’s and doctoral students; perform nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship in areas related to higher education; seek and secure external support for research; provide service to the University, profession, and community; and actively contribute to the welfare of the higher education program. Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Higher Education, political science, public policy, cultural studies, or a related discipline and/or an earned Juris Doctorate (or the equivalent) with a specialization in higher education law and legal issues; evidence of a commitment to developing a significant program of research with a focus on higher education law and legal issues, commensurate with experience; evidence of a commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, commensurate with experience; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, commensurate with experience; and evidence of a commitment to carrying out the mission of a land-grant institution to promote the public good. Desired qualifications include scholarship that extends and strengthens the expertise of current faculty to address issues of college access, affirmative action, equity, college financing and financial aid policy; faculty, staff, and students’ civil rights and safety; free speech and the intensifying problem of hate speech; governance, leadership, and collective bargaining; and intellectual property, technology transfer, privatization, and privacy. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts of graduate and professional study, up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications (if available), and at least three names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references. Applications received by September 15, 2017, are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

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