Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor in Geography

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
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Penn State Altoona


We are seeking a multi-year fixed term faculty member in the field of Geography with the title of assistant teaching professor of geography to join the faculty of Penn State Altoona. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Geography or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred at the time of appointment. We seek a candidate with a successful track record of teaching in higher education. The ability to teach a broad range of courses, including both lower and upper division courses in an area of expertise as well as General Education courses in geography and inter-disciplinary environmental studies courses is crucial. Projected teaching assignments will include physical geography, environmental studies courses (environmental policy, sustainability, and/or another emerging field) and course(s) in area of expertise. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the Department of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and our students. We seek an engaged instructor who will add to a dedicated and diverse group of faculty in the Department of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in program curriculum development, service learning projects with students and departmental and divisional committees. Interested candidates should upload a current CV, a letter of interest, their teaching philosophy statement, and email three letters of recommendation sent to Jessica Roland (

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