Assistant Research Professor

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
The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering


The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment invite applications for one Assistant Research Professor to work closely with Dr. Eugene Morgan and colleagues at the National Risk Assessment Partnership to support the development, dissemination, and documentation of software tools designed to model impacts of geologic carbon sequestration (GCS). A significant portion of the intended activities of this position deal with writing and maintaining user workflows for these tools. The successful candidate will also be expected to apply these tools to current and past GCS projects. As some consulting is required of the applicant, the candidate must be able to travel domestically and have good people skills. Strong computer coding skills are desirable, as well as an understanding of engineered geologic systems, porous and fracture media, near-surface groundwater hydrology, and/or induced seismicity. Experience with related software tools (e.g., numerical reservoir simulators) is a plus. Preference will be given to those applicants demonstrating strong written and oral communication skills. This is a 36-week fixed term 1 appointment, funded for 1 year from the date of hire, with possibility of refunding. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in engineering, geosciences, or a related field, by the time of hire. Interested candidates should submit the following: application letter highlighting qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae including educational background, employment history, and a list of peer reviewed publications; contact information of three referees. The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. 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 which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

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