Diversity Predoctoral Fellow

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


Penn State Abington invites applications for the Diversity Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. This award is designed to provide support and mentorship for a promising scholar who is committed to diversity, with the goal of preparing the scholar for a tenure-track appointment at Penn State or elsewhere. The fellowship will be for the academic year 2020-2021, with the opportunity for renewal for an additional year. The fellow will teach two courses per semester in their field of expertise. Annual compensation is competitive with a budget for moving expenses. The fellow will enjoy access to the resources of Penn State University’s library system, mentorship from senior colleagues, and support for conference travel comparable to that of Penn State Abington’s research faculty. The fellowship is open to a wide range of fields, but preference will be given to scholars in Digital Humanities, Mathematics, or fields in existing majors at Penn State Abington. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the U.S., authorized to work in the U.S., and demonstrate a commitment to and engagement with equity issues. Special consideration will be given to applicants from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented at Penn State Abington. The fellow must have an approved dissertation proposal and have advanced to candidate status at their home institution. Successful candidates will show evidence of outstanding academic achievement and promise as teachers and scholars. Candidates should have a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy. This position is supported, in part, by the Office of the Vice Provost for Education Equity at Penn State. Applicants should submit a current C.V. and cover letter describing the applicant’s dissertation project. The letter should address the dissertation’s aims, methodologies, and contribution to its field; a letter from the dissertation advisor, commenting on the student’s performance, potential, and expected time to degree; and an official transcript. Penn State Abington is located on a beautiful, historic, suburban campus in Abington Township, just 15 minutes from the Philadelphia city line. Penn State Abington is the fifth largest campus in the world-renown Penn State University system of 24 campuses with an enrollment of 4000 students. Its diverse student body comes from every socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. Penn State Abington is deeply committed to being a community of scholars who value student success. Penn State Abington offers all four years of 19 baccalaureate degrees and a Masters of Business Administration. In addition, students can enroll in most of the Universities’ more than 275 undergraduate degrees for their first two years before seamlessly transitioning to another Penn State campus to complete the degree. For more information about the campus, visit http://abington.psu.edu/

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