Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President of Research
Population Research Institute


The Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University seeks a Research Associate in Applied Demography. With support from Penn State, PRI is helping to lead a new initiative to develop the Pennsylvania Population Network (PPN) – a coalition of related research centers and resources from across the Pennsylvania State University. The PPN provides analyses focused on the role of population structure and change on health outcomes that can inform decision making by stakeholders in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are seeking a highly qualified applied demographer who can take a lead role in research and coordinate graduate internships across participating centers and programs. We seek candidates with strong motivation, ability to conduct research with a proven track record, excellent project management, written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with and mentor graduate students. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Demography, Geography, Sociology or related field. Strong data analysis skills are required. Experience in spatial modeling, GIS, complex and multi-level data is preferred. The initial appointment will be for one-year, but renewable for additional years pending funding availability. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and the names, addresses and email contact information for three professional references. The review of applications begins on 4/15/2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Dora Hunter, PRI Project Manager (email:

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