Position Announcement – Penn State University, Director of Population Research Institute


University Park Campus
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Vice President for Research
The Penn State Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)


The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Social Science Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for the Director of the Population Research Institute (PRI). PRI`s major goal is to advance the scientific understanding of human population dynamics. The PRI director will hold a tenured appointment at the full level in the most relevant academic department, specifically Sociology, Human Development and Family Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Health Policy & Administration, and/or Agricultural Economics, Sociology & Education. PRI`s major goal is to advance the scientific understanding of human population dynamics. To achieve its aims, PRI provides forums for learning and exchange, project development assistance and seed funding, and cost-effective state-of-the-art research support services. PRI`s infrastructure has been supported continuously by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) since 1992. PRI has nearly 80 affiliated faculty from 17 different academic departments and five colleges at Penn State, and 16 staff members. More information about PRI can be found at http://www.pop.psu.edu. Successful candidates must have an outstanding publication record and external funding record in population science including funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Candidates must also have a strong interest in building PRI`s capacity for grant development and research support services. To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three references, and other supporting materials (maximum of 2 additional documents) electronically. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until an appropriate candidate is found.