Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Earth And Mineral Sciences


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in Health and Environment to begin on or after August 1, 2019. The position will involve being responsible for developing proposals, implementing research projects, organizing events and conferences, and supporting initiatives on health and environment at the University. A successful candidate should have a strong background in health and environment, with demonstrated abilities to work independently, publish, and organize research projects and events. The position is based in the Department of Geography working under the supervision of Dr. Brian King (, and there will be opportunities to collaborate and interact with a broad group of faculty and students through HELIX ( It is expected that applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field by the start of the position. Funding is available for two years. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Information regarding postdoc benefits can be found at To apply, applicants should upload the following: a 2-3-page cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a copy of their CV, example(s) of recent publications, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 25, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions are welcome and can be directed to Brian King at or (814) 865-2612. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials, or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

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