Professor and Department Head

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Department Head. The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative leader who is dedicated to promoting excellence in our diverse teaching, research, extension, and service programs. The individual will play a key role in developing future growth directions for an internationally recognized faculty that are engaged in several disciplines of biomedical and veterinary research, including immunology and infectious disease, toxicology, virology, carcinogenesis, veterinary extension, diagnostic laboratory services and applied veterinary research. The successful candidate should have a broad vision for the Department and provide strategic leadership to enhance the strength and cohesiveness of the Department’s programmatic areas and its interdisciplinary efforts with other Colleges and within Penn State’s Institute structure, including the Huck Life Sciences ( and Penn State Cancer Institute ( The candidate will share a strong focus on students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and lead fundraising initiatives in development and alumni relations. Previous experience in academic, administrative or professional leadership, and a commitment to promote the college’s diversity goals is required. The candidate must possess a distinguished record of scientific and educational accomplishment in an area encompassed by the Department’s multi-disciplinary faculty (, possess an earned doctoral level degree in an allied biomedical science discipline and be qualified for appointment with tenure. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interests in the position, a complete CV, and names and complete contact information for three to five individuals who could provide letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the review process will continue until the position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the applicant. Inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Gary Felton 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