Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Social Science Research Institute


The Administrative Data Accelerator ( at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is seeking applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor to join our data analytics team. The mission of the Data Accelerator is to acquire, link, and analyze complex and diverse datasets from varying disciplines to generate research that informs policy to improve lives. The Assistant Research Professor will be responsible for, and have expertise in statistical analysis, data processing, and linking large longitudinal administrative datasets via deterministic and probabilistic matching. The Research Assistant Professor will collaborate with substantive experts across various areas of study for research projects and publication. Minimum requirements include a completed Ph.D. degree at the time of hire in epidemiology, biostatistics, or criminology/criminal justice, advanced programming and statistical knowledge, and at least 2 years of experience working with administrative data. Review of applications will begin 30 days after announcement. Appointment will be effective Fall 2019. We are an innovative team that is committed to embracing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified candidates should submit a letter describing interest, a CV outlining background and experience, and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin shortly after announcement. The appointment will be effective Fall 2019. This is a one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. Selection is dependent upon successful accomplishment of background clearances in accordance with Penn State Policy. Please contact Mary McCauley ( with questions regarding this position.

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