Academic Affairs, Education, Higher Education

Assistant or Associate Dean for Research and Outreach

  • Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg
  • Middletown, PA

This position has been filled.

Penn State Harrisburg, a comprehensive College of The Pennsylvania State University, invites applications and nominations for a leadership role in research and outreach.

Penn State Harrisburg is in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The College is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of more than 5000 resident instruction students, including a broad, diverse, and non-traditional population and brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania’s Capital Region. The College offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn associate degrees in three majors and baccalaureate degrees in 37 academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers 33 master’s degrees and three doctoral degree programs.

This is a senior leadership position responsible for promoting high-impact research and scholarship across the various academic disciplines and units of the College. The position requires the strategic vision needed to plan and develop new, innovative research and outreach programs that engage faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, government and industry partners, alumni, philanthropic donors, and other external constituencies. The Pennsylvania State University as a whole is ranked among the top 20 research universities in the nation with total FY 2019 research expenditures of more than $1 billion. Penn State Harrisburg accounts for fraction of this total, and a goal of the College is to more than double sponsored research and scholarly activities at our campus over the coming decade.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references.

Jim Sirianni, Managing Director
Mark Halligan, Senior Associate

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