Assistant Teaching Professor in Spatial Data Science

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 Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, invites applications for a new faculty position in Spatial Data Science at the Assistant Teaching Professor rank to teach and advise students for Penn State’s online geospatial education programs: This is a 36 week fixed-term 1 academic appointment, funded for one year from the date of hire with a strong expectation of appointment renewal for subsequent periods and an expectation that the faculty member may later be awarded a fixed-term multiyear appointment. We expect the candidate to have professional and scientific experience in geographic information systems (GIS), spatial data science, and distance learning. The candidate will contribute to graduate teaching and advising in geospatial technology and spatial analysis topics. In addition, the candidate will contribute to the administration and leadership of Penn State’s online geospatial education programs. Teaching responsibilities will be with Penn State’s online Master of GIS and Post-baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate programs, with opportunities to teach in other Penn State resident education programs based on expertise and program needs. A total of six courses will be taught each year, although a combination of course preparation, course teaching, and program administration tasks may be offered depending on program needs and candidate qualifications. This position is located at the University Park campus and the professor will be appointed in the Department of Geography. To apply, please upload a letter describing how your interests would integrate with the online geospatial education programs; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three potential referees. 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. Applicants are expected to have completed all requirements of a Ph.D. degree in Geography or a related discipline before August 1, 2020. This position is non tenure-track. Appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2020. Application review will begin on January 31, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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