Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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General and Academic Officers - College of Health and Human Development


The Department of Kinesiology ( along with the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) ( The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a research faculty member with expertise in the area of applied biomechanics for an exciting opportunity to establish a funded program of innovative research that uses the principles of biomechanics to understand and improve performance in sport and human movement. This position will begin in Fall 2018 and is a full-time (36-week), non-tenure track fixed-term faculty appointment with an excellent possibility of reappointment. This position is a collaborative effort between Kinesiology and RPTM, and will involve primarily research in applied biomechanics with teaching and outreach activities. For RPTM, the successful candidate will serve as the Associate Director within the Golf Teaching and Research Center, as well as the primary golf biomechanics expert. Expectations of Kinesiology and RPTM are that the successful candidate develop and continue a funded and focused line of high quality research (including data collection, analyses, publications, and presentations), forge interdisciplinary collaborations both within Penn State and with external industry partners, perform teaching duties as assigned, and engage in outreach activities. Preference will be given to individuals who have a focused line of research in sports biomechanics or a related field and a record of publication. We seek an energetic, creative, and collaborative colleague who is passionate about their work with colleagues in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD;, the University, and the profession. This position will report to the Director of the Golf Teaching and Research Center, and the Department Heads of RPTM and Kinesiology. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Informal inquiries or questions about the position should be directed to Eric Handley, Director of the Golf Teaching and Research Center at 814-867-3198 or To be considered for the position, candidates must complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research statement (maximum one page), and the names and contact information for three professional references.

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