Assistant Teaching Professor in African Studies and Anthropology

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
African Studies and Anthropology


The African Studies Program ( and the Department of Anthropology ( at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor. The position will involve teaching two courses, along with an administrative component. The topics and levels of the courses and the administrative responsibilities will be determined based on the needs of the program and in consultation with the African Studies program head. In addition, the new hire will conduct collaborative research with faculty in Anthropology related to the ecological significance of indigenous resource use and traditional ecological knowledge. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in African Studies, Ethnobotany, Anthropology or a related discipline and will have fieldwork experience in community-based approaches to understanding the role of traditional practices in ecosystems in relation to Africa. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019 but is negotiable. The position will last two years with an opportunity of renewal. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree. Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Cheryl Sterling ( and Dr. Tim Ryan ( To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, CV, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be contacted for letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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