Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development


The Department of Kinesiology ( at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor with expertise in the area of exercise physiology. This Assistant Research Professor will establish a funded program of innovative research that focuses on exercise endocrinology and exercise prescription, in the management of chronic disease and health issues in at-risk health populations. Expectations of Kinesiology are that the successful candidate develop and continue a funded and focused line of high quality research (including data collection, analyses, publications, and presentations), that is extramurally funded. Minimum requirements include a completed Ph.D. at the time of hire in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, or Exercise Science, as well as a focused line of research in exercise and chronic health issues that includes the use of exercise and behavioral interventions to improve health and well-being. To be considered for the position, candidates must complete an on-line application and upload: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research statement (maximum one page), and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. This appointment will be effective Fall 2019. This is a fixed-term multi-year appointment funded for three years from date of hire. Selection is dependent upon successful accomplishment of background clearances in accordance with Penn State Policy. Please contact Mary Waechter ( with questions regarding this position. The Department of Kinesiology is an innovative team that is committed to embracing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek an energetic, creative, and collaborative colleague who is passionate about their work and the potential to build collaborations with colleagues in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD;, the University, and the profession.

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