Position Announcement – Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Penn State University

The College of Agricultural Sciences is filling a tenure-track faculty position in Rural Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor with a 40% teaching and 60% research appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that draws on her/his expertise in rural communities and livelihoods, including in one or more of the specific areas of community resilience, community sustainability, community development and community entrepreneurship, including farm and other businesses and livelihoods. The candidate will also be expected to teach 3 courses per year in undergraduate or graduate programs. Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, demography, community development, or related field preferred. Applicants should provide evidence of strong potential for conducting and publishing research, being competitive for external research funding, excellence in research methods, teaching effectiveness and strong interest and skills to mentor and advise graduate students, and interest in and ability to contribute to interdisciplinary research collaborations in one or more areas central to the College of Agricultural Sciences strategic plan, including sustainability, integrated health solutions, human and community connections, and citizens’ socioeconomic well-being. An ability to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with background and experience.  An attractive benefits package is available. Apply to https://psu.jobs/job/57675 Applications received by September 1, 2015 will receive full consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to provide a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of references. Position will begin January 2016 or as negotiated. For questions regarding this position, please contact Kathy Brasier, Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, at kbrasier@psu.edu or 814-865-7321.