Assistant/Associate/Full-Professor in Law/Policy and Engineering

Penn State University

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


The Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire an interdisciplinary scholar who can bridge between energy policy/law and engineering for a position that will be a joint hire between Penn State Law, the College of Engineering, the School of International Affairs, and Penn State’s Institute for CyberScience (ICS). The appointment will be a tenure or tenure-track position open to all ranks (assistant, associate, or full professor level). Candidates must have: Ph.D., or equivalent degree in law/policy, or engineering; an interest in using high-performance computing to analyze energy law and policy (such as through big-data analytics or physics-based modeling); a distinguished academic record and demonstrated potential to produce high-quality scholarship; and a background appropriate for serving as a principal investigator for externally-funded research. The candidate’s research agenda should be related to energy law and policy as informed by the analysis of large data (e.g., big data analysis, numerical simulations, and/or high-performance computing). Examples of relevant policy areas include—but are not limited to—energy sources (fossil fuels, nuclear energy, alternative energy sources); energy generation and distribution (utility infrastructure, electric grids, battery technology); energy security (physical and cyber security); and efficient uses of energy (smart grids and meters, distributed energy networks, energy-efficient buildings, pollution control techniques, risk-conscious energy resilience). Penn State is a land-grant university of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is composed of 24 campuses throughout the state. The position is located on Penn State’s largest campus in University Park, PA, home to over 45,000 graduate and undergraduate students. With over 160 graduate degree programs, Penn State’s graduate program is one of the largest in the nation, fostering numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The Institute for CyberScience (ICS), one of Penn State’s five university-wide research institutes, connects researchers from numerous disciplines to answer critical scientific questions and societal issues through cyber-enabled research and methodology. ICS has over 280 affiliated faculty, including 24 tenure-track co-hired faculty, engaged in interdisciplinary computation and data enabled research. ICS also operates the ICS Advanced Cyber Infrastructure (ICS-ACI), Penn State’s high-performance research cloud. Applications will be reviewed as received. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August of 2019. Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. For additional information about Penn State Law, Penn State’s College of Engineering, the Institute for CyberScience, and the School of International Affairs, visit our web sites at,,, and Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Sez Atamturktur, Harry and Arlene Schell Professor and Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering (email: Employment 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