Postdoctoral Scholar

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Education
Center for Education and Civil Rights


The Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) at The Pennylvania State University ( seeks a post-doctoral scholar to assist with all aspects of the Center including conducting and disseminating research to a wide range of audiences; writing for media, policymakers, and practitioners; and organizing and planning national convenings and local events. The candidate should have a research agenda focused on civil rights and education (early childhood, K-12, and/or higher education). The candidate will be expected to independently develop his/her own research agenda as well as to work collaboratively with CECR staff, colleagues across the University, and other community and civil rights organizational partners. Strong analytical skills, communication in a variety of formats, and the ability to work in a variety of settings to further the goals of CECR are essential. Doctoral degree completion prior to date of hire is required. Experience with grant writing is preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of re-funding. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, one example of scholarly writing (dissertation chapter, conference paper, or peer-reviewed journal article) and contact information of three references. All materials must be submitted through Penn State’s Electronic Job Management System ( for consideration. The position will be open until filled. Applications received by March 31, 2018 are assured of full consideration. Please direct any questions to CECR Director Erica Frankenberg ( using subject line “CECR Post-Doc”.

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