Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Health and Human Development
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center


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 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. 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 Assistant Research 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 Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, or Public Health, advanced statistical knowledge and programming skills (STATA, Python), at least 2 years of research experience working with child welfare and criminal justice administrative data, and an interest in and capacity to conduct publishable research. 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 information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin shortly after announcement. The appointment will be effective Fall 2019. This is a fixed-term multi-year appointment funded for two years from date of hire with excellent possibility of renewal. 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