Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Dean's Office


The Office of the Sr. Associate Dean for Instruction and Curricula is seeking to fill a postdoctoral scholar position for science education research and for developing and implementing strategies for professional development using research-based practices in teaching and learning in the college. The postdoctoral scholar will work as part of team to plan, deliver, and assess the college’s science education initiatives; assist with the planning and assessment of the Evidence Based Teaching Academy; work closely with science faculty to promote and encourage effective teaching practices and lead workshops to assist with this initiative; and help to develop grant proposals and IRB funding to support science education research in the college. The candidate will be expected to independently develop his/her research agenda as well as to work collaboratively with the group and the Center for Excellence in Science Education, colleagues across the University and commonwealth campuses; and other researchers in highly effective teaching practices. In addition, the candidate may teach up to three (3) credits per year. The candidate must be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of a Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. The successful candidate will be also be required to work independently on a variety of projects and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of extension.

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