Department of Applied Linguistics, Department Head

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Applied Linguistics


The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Applied Linguistics. The position is to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate or Professor, effective July 1, 2020. Applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with a senior appointment at a major research university, demonstrate administrative experience or evidence of administrative potential, have the ability to manage the on-going grant and development activities of the department, and the flexibility to lead a multi-disciplinary unit with existing and potential partnerships with multiple graduate programs across the college. The Dean is prepared to make investments commensurate with maintaining and improving the department`s national and international reputation. Applicants may have joint appointments in other units in the College of the Liberal Arts. A named professorship is possible as commensurate with the applicant`s credentials and standing in the field. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Interested parties should submit a formal letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about our department, please visit our website at For additional information please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Karen E. Johnson, Kirby Professor in Language Learning and Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University, 302 Sparks Building University Park, PA 16802,

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