Assistant Professor of Health Geography

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Health Geography


The Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Health Geography with a focus on Substance Use and Misuse. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in the United States and who utilize quantitative and spatial techniques to address subjects including but not limited to social determinants, population patterns, and health care delivery pertaining to substance use and misuse. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected of professors employed by Penn State Geography, as is the development of an extramurally funded research program. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is expected, and applicants will have completed all requirements of the Ph.D. degree before August 1, 2020. This position is part of a strategic hire of up to 12 new faculty members from multiple disciplines, who will be part of Penn State’s newly launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) The position is co-funded by the Social Science Research Institute The CCSA aims to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary and translational research toward leadership, innovation and impact in addressing substance use and misuse. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to engage with a range of Centers and Institutes across the University. Applicants should upload the following materials: a letter describing how they would contribute to the Department’s research and teaching program; a complete curriculum vitae; a maximum of five reprints; and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three references. 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 that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. Review of applications will begin October 25, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian King, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802; Phone: (814) 865-26126; Fax: (814) 863-7943; E-mail:

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