Department Chair

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Neural and Behavioral Sciences


Chair, Neural and Behavioral Sciences: The College of Medicine (COM) of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications and nominations of outstanding candidates for the Chair of the Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS). We are interested in recruiting a dynamic and internationally recognized scientist with a record of sustained grant support in an area of neuroscience, and preferably, leadership experience in an academic department or institution. The Department is currently comprised of 20 full time faculty of which 11 are tenured and 5 are on tenure track. Their research interests include; cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, electrophysiology, and addiction research, incorporating active and translational collaborations with other clinical and basic science departments. Our expectation is that the new chair will have a vision for the department compatible with the educational mission of the Neuroscience program and other educational programs within the COM, and will play a leadership role in educating an outstanding group of medical and graduate students. NBS is an integral part of a large, vibrant academic health center which includes the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Neuroscience Institute (comprised of NBS, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry), the NIH-funded Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Heart and Vascular Institute and the Cancer Institute. The Penn State Medical Center campus is located on 550 acres in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The area boasts an affordable cost of living, an outstanding public school system, miles of walking and bike trails, and rich cultural, sports, and entertainment opportunities. Hershey is conveniently located close to Harrisburg, the state capital, and is within easy commuting distance of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. For more information regarding this outstanding leadership opportunity, please visit The College of Medicine of The Pennsylvania State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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