Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy in Business and Government

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
School of Public Policy


The Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy with a research agenda focusing on the intersection of business and government. Exceptional scholars may qualify for an early career professorship, which provides research and travel funds for its holder. The start date for the position is August 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in public policy, public affairs, or a related social science field by August 2020. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the program, university and public policy field. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. The School of Public Policy at Penn State (University Park) was created in 2018 in response to the call in the university strategic plan for Penn State to address complex global issues. With strong social sciences, data analytics and sciences, Penn State is well-positioned to be a leader in public policy. Currently the program has a MPP degree, which welcomed its first cohort of MPP students in fall 2019. This is a great opportunity for an energetic scholar, teacher, and colleague who would like to help build an outstanding public policy program at a top research university. Applicants can learn more about the School by reviewing the web page: Interested candidates must submit an online application at, and should upload the following application materials electronically (pdf): letter of interest, CV, and one recent writing sample. Candidates who currently hold tenured or tenure track positions should also upload a list of three references with contact information, while junior candidates (ABDs, recent Ph.Ds., and post-docs) should have three recommendation letters sent to Francine Hamilton, Administrative Support Coordinator for Public Policy at Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are 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