U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at ARL

Here you can grow, experience a satisfying career, and enjoy a well-rounded lifestyle!

We invite you to explore our site and learn about career opportunities at the Applied Research Laboratory. We are looking for professionals seeking full or part-time (wage payroll) employment as well as graduate and undergraduate students seeking hands-on experience in related fields of study

As a university center of research excellence in science and technologies, ARL provides solutions to problems in national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life. Our approach is through education, scientific discovery, technology demonstration, and transition into current day applications.

We also offer opportunities to participate in various diversity and social activities to help build and enhance the well-rounded community of ARL. We encourage you to be involved with these opportunities and help make this a better workplace for all.

To find jobs at Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, please use the Penn State Careers site which can be accessed here: hr.psu.edu/careers

Information for Professionals
Information for Students
Diversity at the Applied Research Laboratory

ARL Employment Flyer

Employment Requirements

Penn State requires successful completion of background check(s) and/or credit check consistent with the requirements for the job.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Pennsylvania Act of 1988 require that crime statistics for Pennsylvania colleges and universities be made available to applicants upon request. Penn State's combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for the Penn State campus to which you are applying by accessing the website at www.police.psu.edu/clery/. A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to University Police & Public Safety, The Pennsylvania State University, Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park PA 16802-6703 or by calling 814-865-1864.

Please read the information regarding the Equal Opportunity Law at the website for Penn State's Affirmative Action Office.
EEO Is The Law (PDF)

General Career Areas

  • Research Faculty
  • Research Engineers
  • Research Technicians
  • Financial Positions
  • Information Technology Positions
  • Contracts and Proposal Administration
  • Security
  • Administration

Technical Career Areas

  • Acoustics & Transducers
  • Communication Science
  • Composites
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Networks
  • Electronics & Circuit Design
  • Electro-Optics
  • Fluids & Structural Mechanics
  • Hydroacoustics
  • Information Science & Technology
  • Laser Technology
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Navigation Research
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Sensors & Controls
  • Signal Processing
  • Software & Modelling
  • Structural Mechanics
  • System Engineering

Education Opportunities at Penn State


  • Cooperative Education in Engineering
  • Undergraduate Student Employment Opportunities (PDF)


  • ARL Walker Graduate Assistantship Program
  • Graduate Program in Acoustics (College of Engineering)
  • Other Sponsored Research-Funded Graduate Assistantships (Contact ARL Human Resources)

Get in touch with ARL at webinquiry@arl.psu.edu or through our contact form.

U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at ARL