Professional in Residence

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Work Unit:
General and Academic Officers - Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications


The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State seeks outstanding candidates, with exemplary credentials in the profession, to join us for a semester-long professional-in-residence program during the 2018-19 academic year. We seek individuals who will bring to our students and faculty a breadth and depth of experience in a media- or communications-related field, such as news/journalism, advertising, public relations, film and television, social media and Internet-related industries. Professionals in residence will teach and mentor our students and interact with faculty across the University. Appointment will be during the Fall 2018 semester (August – December) or Spring 2019 semester (January – May). Individuals should bring at least 15 years’ current, relevant industry experience and a desire to immerse themselves in the Bellisario College and Penn State, working with students and faculty in classes and on special projects. The University Park Campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. For more information on the College of Communications or the community, please visit and Qualified candidates should submit a letter describing interest, a resume outlining background and experience, and the names of three to five references. Screening of applications will begin March 5 and will continue until position is filled.

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