Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences


The Gould Center for Geography Outreach and Education at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, seeks a Post-Doctoral Scholar to assist with an NSF-funded research stream that seeks to improve the quality of publicly available, spatially-consistent, Census data in association with the National Historic GIS project ( The candidate will be responsible for working in the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) either at Penn State or at one of the other FSRDC’s. Duties include development of a stand-alone geocoding tool, conducting geolocation research within the FSRDC, and working with the project team to secure release of information from the FSRDC and disseminate findings. The candidate will be expected to independently develop his/her own research agenda as well as to work collaboratively with project staff, colleagues across the University, and other research groups conducting work on spatially-consistent Census data. Strong programming skills and Federal Special Sworn Status are essential. A Ph.D. in geography, sociology or related field is required by the date of hire. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from the date of hire. Start date is expected to be August 2019. Applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references. The position will be open until filled. Applications received by June 15, 2019 are assured of full consideration. Please direct any questions to Gould Center Director Christopher Fowler ( using subject line “Gould Center Post-Doc”. The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

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