Assistant Professor of History-Fall 2018

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
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open until filled
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Penn State Altoona
Academic Affairs, Division of Arts and Humanities


Penn State Altoona invites applications for a tenure-track position in History with a focus on Colonial American/Early Republic U.S. as well as an emphasis in Gender Studies. PhD will be required upon beginning of appointment. Specific research specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities will be at both lower- and upper-division levels and focus on Colonial American/Early Republic U.S. to 1877, and areas related to research. Teaching may also include Western Civilization and/or world history surveys. Versatility in lower-division teaching is encouraged. Experience in, or background appropriate to teaching Latin American history is highly desirable, as is the ability to contribute to one or more of Penn State Altoona’s programs including Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Communications, and community-based learning. Ongoing responsibilities will include supervising senior projects, developing new courses at lower- and upper-division levels, and participating in the growth of its established B.A. program in History. Penn State Altoona ( is a two-campus, four-year baccalaureate institution. Situated in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona offers 25 baccalaureate degrees, five associate degrees, and the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors. The college is continuing to expand its degree offerings. The campus community includes nearly 3,600 students and over 600 faculty and staff members. Located only 40 miles from the flagship University Park campus, Penn State Altoona offers the advantages of a small college teaching environment with the readily available resources of a major research university. Applicants should upload a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; and transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview). The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 16, 2017 and continue until filled; position would begin July 1, 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