Chancellor Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses
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The Pennsylvania State University is seeking candidates for the position of Chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg, the Capital College. The Chancellor serves as the chief executive and academic leader of the College and is responsible for advancing its principal mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service; strategic planning; budgeting; philanthropy; faculty and staff development; outreach; alumni and community relations and NCAA Division III athletics. The position requires an individual who can lead a campus that is part of a twenty-four campus, student-centered, comprehensive research university. In addition to providing academic and administrative leadership to the Capital College, the chancellor sits on key leadership groups of the University, including the Academic Leadership Council and Council of Campus Chancellors. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial outlook who is able to take charge of an effective and thriving campus, and is capable of providing leadership for higher education in the region. Demonstrated success in fundraising is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of Penn State, the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serving over 95,000 students. The College enrolls more than 5,000 students and offers two associate, 35 baccalaureate, 25 master’s, and three doctoral degrees. The College also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors available throughout Penn State. Additionally, the campus participates in 9 online degree offerings, 6 graduate and 3 undergraduate, through Penn State World Campus and offers 4 joint degrees in collaboration with Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law and College of Medicine. The College is organized into five academic schools: Behavioral Sciences and Education; Business Administration; Humanities; Public Affairs; and Science, Engineering, and Technology. Respective professional programs are accredited by AACSB, ABET, NASPAA, and NCATE. Criminal justice (B.S.) is certified by ACJS. The College is home to a number of research centers and institutes that serve the South Central Pennsylvania region of the Commonwealth, and have substantial sponsorship and industry partners. There are 234 full-time and 182 part-time faculty. For additional information, please visit or send an e-mail to Penn State Harrisburg is located on a 218-acre suburban campus in Middletown, eight miles east of the city of Harrisburg. New facilities have enhanced academic and student life including newly built Student Enrichment Center, new Educational Activities Building, an expansion of the Science and Technology Building, a state-of-the-art library, student housing, food court and Town Square for student activities, indoor aquatics center, tennis complex and several other sports facilities. Proximity to the capital city provides opportunities for internships, research fellowships, service-learning and cultural experiences as well as engagement in state government. Campus life is enriched by more than fifty clubs and organizations and numerous cultural, leadership, and community events. The College, a member of the NCAA Division III, hosts 17 varsity sports teams. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is early July, 2018.

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