Division Head, Arts and Humanities

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Abington
Academic Affairs
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Penn State Abington is searching for a Division Head for Arts and Humanities to begin July 1, 2020. Located 15 miles north of central Philadelphia, Penn State Abington is a diverse four-year undergraduate college of Penn State that is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education. The Division Head oversees approximately 50 full-time faculty members; Bachelor’s degree programs in American Studies, Art, Corporate Communication, English, History, Integrative Arts, and Letters, Arts, and Sciences; and coursework in modern languages and other arts and humanities disciplines. The Division Head reports directly to the Associate Dean and supervises the divisional Program Chairs and Coordinators. The Division Head shares responsibility for staffing with the divisional Program Chairs and Coordinators and the Associate Dean; coordinates scheduling with the divisional Program Chairs and Coordinators; prepares promotion and tenure dossiers; manages the divisional budget; convenes the Division Council; and works with the college Development Office on institutional advancement initiatives in the Division and with the college Enrollment Management office on recruitment activities. Division Heads frequently serve on college-wide administrative and Faculty Senate standing committees. The successful candidate will be able to be tenured at the rank of Full Professor, or at the level of Associate Professor, if the candidate has significant administrative or scholarly achievement, commensurate with Penn State`s criteria. Candidates must also have held a faculty appointment in one of the above disciplines or related fields and have at least three years of prior experience as a Program Chair, Department Head, Dean, or other similar position in higher education. Experience with diverse populations of students; inter- and cross-disciplinary collaborations; recruitment and retention initiatives; and mentoring of faculty preferred. This is a 48-week administrative appointment. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of administrative philosophy. References will be required for all finalists. 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