Professor and Department Head

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Science
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Animal Science at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Department Head. This individual will play a key role in developing future growth directions for an internationally recognized faculty that encompasses the disciplines of nutrition, physiology, genetics and genomics, reproductive biology, meat science, animal management, and behavior. The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative leader who is dedicated to promoting excellence in and advocating for our diverse teaching, research, extension, and outreach programs. The successful candidate should have a broad vision for the Department, be committed to enhancing the strength and cohesiveness of its programmatic areas, and value and foster its basic and applied contributions to animal agriculture. The candidate is expected to coordinate the department’s contribution to College and University-wide strategic planning initiatives, exhibit a strong focus on students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and develop productive relationships with the numerous stakeholder groups. In addition, the candidate’s ability to articulate, build broad support, and lead fundraising efforts for new initiatives will be valued. The candidate should demonstrate an exceptional record of scholarship and be qualified for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure. The successful candidate must have a distinguished record of scientific and educational accomplishment in an area encompassed by or related to the Department’s diverse faculty expertise ( and must hold a Ph.D. in animal sciences or closely related field. Experience in academic, administrative or professional leadership, and the ability to actively support and promote the College’s diversity goals within the department is a requirement. In addition, the candidate should possess effective communication, consensus building and interpersonal skills. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interests in the position, leadership style, and vision for the Department’s future; a complete curriculum vitae; and names and complete contact information for at least three individuals who could provide letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the review process will continue until the position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the applicant. Inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Laszlo Kulcsar at Interested applicants should apply on Penn State’s online job website (

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