Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

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


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Research Professor. The successful candidate will be responsible for research related to metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth of group III-nitrides and relevant materials characterization. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a related field. Experience operating and maintaining MOCVD equipment is required along with a background in characterization methods such as XRD, AFM, Photoluminescence, etc. Good communication skills are required along with the ability to work in a team environment. 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 which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. This is a fixed-term 36 week appointment funded for one year from the date of hire.

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