Professor of Biology

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Science and Engineering


The Division of Science and Engineering at Penn State University, Abington College is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure eligible Professor of Biology to start in August of 2019. Position is a nine-month appointment and comes with excellent fringe benefits that include retirement plans, health, dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance, reduced tuition rates for dependents, and optional long-term disability insurance. The review process will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. The successful candidate should be an experienced educator and independent researcher. Preference will be given to candidates who can meet Penn State’s requirements for immediate transfer of tenure at the rank of Full Professor. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or closely related field, ten years of teaching experience, a good publication record in reputable journals, and a track record of independent research. Preference will be given to faculty with a history of external grant funding, and those with experience teaching students from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to complement the expertise of our current faculty; teach an exclusively undergraduate body of students that includes biology, allied health and non-science majors; conduct independent research involving undergraduate students; act as an academic adviser to biology majors; and provide service to the Division and College. The teaching load is nine contact hours per semester, and course buy-out is available to faculty with external grant funding. Applicants should submit: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least four references and a list of courses taught at the university level; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a description of research interests including potential undergraduate research projects. Penn State Abington is a thriving four-year college of The Pennsylvania State University and is conveniently located on a picturesque suburban campus near Philadelphia (a virtual tour can be found at Penn State Abington serves racially- and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and a significant international student population. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to helping all students succeed through engagement in and out of the classroom. For more information about the college, visit Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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