Associate Dean for Graduate Education

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Eberly College of Science
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Applications and nominations for the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Eberly College of Science are now being accepted. Ideal candidates will hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in an Eberly College of Science discipline and are current members of the college’s faculty. The position requires understanding of Penn State’s academic administrative policies and procedures, as well as policies and rules for students set forth by the University Faculty Senate. This position reports directly to the Dean of the college and is a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience. This position will have responsibility for a number of critical processes in the College, including: Oversight of the Graduate Programs in the college, including Graduate fellowships; University initiatives such as reviews of our graduate programs, etc.; service on the Advisory Committee on Graduate Education; chair the Eberly College of Science equivalent; graduate student retention and professional development. The Dean seeks to fill this position with a skilled leader; someone passionate about helping the College reach even higher levels of excellence and accomplishment across all areas of education, research, and service. This position will represent the College in various University-wide administrative and topic-focused committees and will be the interface between the College and University on a wide range of issues. Success in this role will depend heavily on cooperation with a variety of University offices and on an ability to work collaboratively with departments and others both inside the College and across the University. Candidates should have a firm commitment to excellence, experience in College and University service, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, high ethical standards, and strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants should upload (as PDFs): A letter that describes the reasons for interest in the position, administrative experience, and graduate mentoring experience; a complete curriculum vitae; and contact information (address, email, phone) for three professional references (at least two of which should be from individuals in the College). Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send nominations, including nominee’s name and a brief statement of support to Andy Stephenson, chair of the search committee, c/o Adrian Weaver at

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