Department Head

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science


The Mathematics Department, in the Eberly College of Science, invites applications for Department Head. Ideal candidates for this position should hold the rank of Professor in a mathematics discipline. Candidates for the position should have a distinguished record of teaching and research, and should have demonstrated impactful and unifying administrative or leadership skills, qualifying them to play a key role in the further development of the department. Candidates for the Department Head position should possess proven ability to develop and manage budgets and staff; effectiveness in advocating for research and education; program and administrative leadership experience or strong evidence of the potential for program and administrative leadership; excellence in written and oral communication; strong interpersonal and networking skills; and the ability to foster an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. It is also expected that the candidates will be leaders in the department by continuing their own research and teaching efforts. Candidates may also be considered for a senior faculty leadership position. Applications must be submitted electronically (including letter of interest, CV, and the names of three references). Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2019 and it is intended that the positions will be filled by the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year.

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