Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
School of Public Affairs


Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy starting fall 2020. An earned Ph.D. in Homeland Security, Security Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach and conduct research in one or more of the following areas: homeland security policy and strategy; policy and governance studies related to security domains; resilience; comparative security studies; new security studies; and human security. The successful candidate is expected to: teach, revise, and develop online and residential courses; advise students; conduct research; maintain professional development in his/her field of expertise; provide service to the School of Public Affairs, Penn State Harrisburg, and Penn State University. Teaching responsibilities will be in the online Intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (iMPS-HLS) program as well as in the undergraduate programs in Political Science and Public Policy (offered in residence) and the undergraduate minor in homeland security (offered in residence and online). The School of Public Affairs also offers undergraduate programs in Health Administration, and Criminal Justice; Master’s programs in Public Administration, Health Administration, and Criminal Justice; and a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration, with several specialization areas. The School is the home for the Intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security Program to which seven colleges are contributing and that is delivered online by Penn State World Campus. For information about Penn State Harrisburg, visit; Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest and qualification for the position, a curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcripts, a sample of publication or peer-reviewed manuscript, and four letters of professional reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and 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