Assistant Professor

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Public Health Sciences


The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) at the Penn State College of Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a non-tenure eligible position at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research, the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Department consists of three academic divisions, namely, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, and Health Services and Behavioral Research. There are more than 60 faculty members in the Department (34 tenured/tenure-eligible) and more than 70 support staff members. PHS provides a strong infrastructure for its faculty members in the areas of biostatistics, study design, data management, research computing, project management, and finance and administration. PHS offers five Graduate programs, namely, PhD in Epidemiology, PhD in Biostatistics, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Research, as well as several Graduate Certificate programs. The successful candidate will serve as the course director and primary lecturer for three-credit courses in the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program. Also, the successful candidate will serve as Associate Director for the DrPH program. The duties for this role include administrative advising for approximately 20 students, academic advising as indicated for DrPH students, oversight and tracking of students` progression through DrPH milestones, maintenance and modification of DrPH student program plan materials, evaluation of DrPH curriculum, ongoing tasks related to Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation, participation in DrPH student admissions processes, participation in Graduate Program Director's Meetings, and other administrative and/or educational duties as needed to manage program outcomes. The individual will be responsible for an independent research program in Tobacco Regulatory Science and collaborative research in Tobacco Regulatory Science in conjunction with colleagues in the Department, the College of Medicine, and the Penn State Center for Research on Tobacco and Health. The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in public health or a related discipline. Candidates with a DrPH especially are desirable. With its location in Hershey, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, PHS has a strong collaborative relationship with public health scientists and practitioners within the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and credentials. Candidates should apply and submit a letter of application to include a statement of current and future research interests, curriculum vitae, and names with contact information for three professional references.

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