Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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College of Information Sciences and Technology
College of IST


We seek an Assistant Research Professor to join an interdisciplinary team investigating collaborative learning and problem-solving, online community, and computer support for local communities (local non-profits and businesses, municipal government, neighborhoods). The team is led by John M. Carroll. This is a full time, 12-month, non-tenure position, renewable dependent upon performance. This position is in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University. Duties and Responsibilities: Plan and conduct design research, field studies, and laboratory experiments addressing new kinds of support for collaborative and community activities and experiences. Help manage graduate and undergraduate research students. Teach one course per year in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Desirable qualifications: Ph.D. (or soon-to-be Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Information Science, HCI, or related field; Experience-centered design, participatory design, usability evaluation, and ethnographic field methods, as well as social computing and community informatics. Software design, programming, and database expertise in developing web and mobile applications; Enthusiasm for communicating research results at scientific conferences and in academic journals. Desire to work in an interdisciplinary team developing computer technologies and applications, and engaging with and gathering data from users and other stakeholders. To Apply: For information, contact To formally apply complete the online application and submit a cover letter describing qualifications, CV, and names and contact information of 3 professional references. The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with undergraduate enrollment of approximately 44,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. The campus is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews. The College of IST has award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Both faculty and students are dedicated to collaboration and applying knowledge to make human lives better.

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