Assistant Professor-Geography and Asian Studies

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences


The Pennsylvania State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position: a co-hire between the Department of Geography and Department of Asian Studies. The departments are seeking a human geography scholar with specialization in transnational history; Japanese cultures; media studies; and/or rights, politics, and policy. Expertise in archival research, ethnography, and cultural studies methods is expected. A successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in geography, history, religious studies, or a similar field. The candidate will also contribute to extending the dual-title PhD degree in Asian Studies to the Geography doctoral program. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected, as is the development of an externally funded research program. To apply please upload: a letter describing your cross-discipline vision and plans for research and teaching, curriculum vitae, up to four reprints, and the names, addresses, and contact information of four potential referees. Review of applications will begin December 4, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Cynthia Brewer:, 814-865-5072. Please do not email documents or completed applications to this address as they will not be considered.

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