Chancellor, Penn State Berks

Penn State University

Penn State Berks
Campus City:
Reading, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Berks
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The Pennsylvania State University is seeking candidates for the position of Chancellor of Penn State Berks. The Chancellor serves as the chief executive officer and principal academic leader of the campus and is responsible for the quality of academic programs in teaching, research, and service, strategic planning, budgeting, philanthropy, faculty and staff development, outreach, alumni and community relations and NCAA Division III athletics. The position requires an individual who can lead a campus that is part of a twenty-four campus, student-centered, comprehensive research University. In addition to providing academic and administrative leadership to Penn State Berks, the Chancellor is a key executive of the University and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Council and Council of Campus Chancellors. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial outlook who is able to take charge of an effective and thriving campus and is capable of providing leadership for higher education in the region. A minimum of five years of experience in higher education administration in a comprehensive, predominately undergraduate baccalaureate institution with responsibility for strategic oversight of personnel, planning, programs, communication, and resources is required. The successful candidate will have a commitment to high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, as well as diversity and inclusion. Qualified candidates will have a terminal degree and the aptitude and willingness to lead significant fundraising efforts. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Penn State Berks is an undergraduate college of Penn State, the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serving over 90,000 students. The campus enrolls nearly 2,900 students and offers four associate and twenty-one baccalaureate degrees with twenty-two minor options. Penn State Berks also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 275 baccalaureate majors available throughout Penn State. The campus is organized into three Academic Divisions: Engineering, Business and Computing; Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and Science. There are 140 full-time and 108 part-time faculty, and 483 full- and part-time staff employees. Penn State Berks is located on a beautifully landscaped 258-acre campus in suburban Reading, Pennsylvania. Campus facilities include three academic buildings as well as a library, bookstore, student center, community center, an art gallery, a historic conference center and a variety of physical plant buildings. Two residence hall complexes provide housing for 800 students. Campus life is enriched by more than thirty clubs and organizations and numerous cultural, leadership, and community events. The campus offers twelve varsity athletic programs and competes as members of the NCAA Division III and the North Eastern Athletic Conference. The campus also has very active and competitive club sports and intramural athletics programs. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Review of applications will begin in December 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.

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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