Research Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Undergraduate Education, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Full/Part Time:


The Schreyer Institute has an opening for a hourly (10 hrs/week) for the Fall 2018 semester (with a possibility of continuing in Spring 2019 assuming successful performance of duties). The person in this position will focus on supporting the work of the Faculty Development Resources (FDR) working group, which is part of Penn State`s Transforming Education strategic goal. Responsibilities: Conduct semi-structured face-to-face or video interviews (using the FDR interview protocol) with faculty from multiple Penn State locations and varied disciplines; Review interviews for accuracy (after processing by transcription service) and conduct qualitative analysis of interview transcript data; Conduct a systematic, comprehensive literature review related to entry points and pathways faculty members take to improve and/or innovate teaching teaching and students` learning (with and without technology and across multiple instructional modes); Benchmark with other institutions, including our Big Ten peers, about whether and how they provide a centralized resource for faculty development information, people, services, and technology; and Support the work of the FDR working group, including attending and contributing to group meetings.

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