Assistant Professor of Political Science

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Division of Social Sciences


The Pennsylvania State University – Abington College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Political Science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. Candidates from a range of areas of expertise will be considered but those with specialization in public policy or political economy with a focus on urban politics, inequality and diversity will be given preference. All candidates should be able to teach courses in American government. The successful candidate will have a central role in the development of interdisciplinary programs that include Political Science and demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. The course load is a 3x3 and experience teaching undergraduates is highly desirable. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Policy by August 2018 will be considered. Penn State Abington serves racially- and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and a significant international student population. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to helping all students succeed through engagement in and out of the classroom. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted on-line through If you have questions, contact Dr. Fran Sessa, Interim Division Head of Social Sciences ( The Abington College is a four-year college of The Pennsylvania State University and is conveniently located near Philadelphia. For more information about the college, visit our website 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