Pennsylvania State University Assistant or Associate Professor, Rural Sociology
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019 01:29 PM

Assistant or Associate Professor, Rural Sociology

Starting Date: August 15, 2019 or as negotiated. Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate with tenure Professor position in rural sociology with a 75% research and 25% teaching responsibility and with the expectation of an affiliation with the Population Research Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to the sociology and demography of rural population health and health disparities, such as demographic and/or spatial variation in health outcomes; health behaviors; health care access and utilization; community health; health and environment; and health-related policies. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be two courses per year pre-tenure, and three courses per year once tenure is achieved. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the Rural Sociology graduate program and its dual-degree program in Demography, and to the Department's undergraduate program in Community, Environment, and Development. The candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students in Rural Sociology. This position is part of a cluster hire by Penn State's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI; of up to eight new faculty members, across the social and behavioral sciences, whose research focuses on reducing social disparities. A Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, demography, or related social science or public health field is required. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the University and community is required. Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Candidates should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and official transcripts. Questions can be directed to: Professor Leif Jensen, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at [email protected]. Review of candidates will begin on October 15, 2018, and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background checks in accordance with University Policy.

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