Positions Available

Thank you for your interest in our department.  From time to time we have both academic and support staff job vacancies available which suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply for. Current vacancies are listed below.


 

Assistant/Associate/Professor

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/24/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
82549
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department:
Department of Sociology and Criminology

Description

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-line position to begin August 2019. We seek an outstanding scholar whose research and teaching focus on race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on African Americans. This is an open-rank search that is part of a cluster hire within the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State (http://la.psu.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/faculty). The appointment will be in the Sociology and Criminology department, with the possibility of a secondary appointment in African American Studies if desired. We welcome scholars who use any variety of methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. Senior candidates should have an outstanding publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Junior candidates should show significant research and teaching promise and must complete their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, materials should be received by October 1. 

https://psu.jobs/job/82549


 

Assistant/Associate/Professor of Criminology

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/22/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
82462
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department:
Sociology and Criminology

Description

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-line position in the Criminology program to begin August, 2019. This is an open-rank position. We seek a methodologically sophisticated scholar with research and teaching expertise at the intersection of criminology and public policy. We encourage applications from individuals with a Ph.D. in sociology, criminology, public policy, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to Penn State’s new Master of Public Policy Program (http://publicpolicy.psu.edu/) and to the Justice Center for Research (http://justicecenter.psu.edu/). Senior candidates should have a strong publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, a commitment to training and placing graduate students, and evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Junior candidates should show significant promise in research and teaching excellence, and must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, materials should be received by October 1. 

https://psu.jobs/job/82462


Assistant/Associate/Professor of Sociology

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/22/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
82460
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department:
Sociology and Criminology

Description

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-line position in the Sociology department to begin August, 2019. This is an open-rank position. We seek an outstanding scholar with substantive interests in sex and gender and/or family sociology who will contribute to the excellence and diversity of the department. Senior candidates should have an outstanding publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Junior candidates should show significant research and teaching promise and must complete their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, materials should be received by October 1. 

https://psu.jobs/job/82460


 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, MASTERS OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN APPLIED DEMOGRAPHY

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
07/27/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
80787
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College Of Liberal Arts
Department:
The Department of Sociology and Criminology

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a full-time academic position to lead an online Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Demography and to develop and teach online classes within the program. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate the selected candidate starting in the position on or before January 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Demography, or related discipline, and several years of teaching and administrative experience. We seek a candidate with excellent administration and teaching skills who can effectively coordinate hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors, communicate with diverse audiences, and engage in planning and program-related strategic development. Responsibilities include collaborating with the College of the Liberal Arts instructional design staff to develop and implement online courses, teaching selected courses, serving as liaison to other units in the University, and coordinating program staffing, admissions, and student advising. This is a 48-week fixed-term appointment based at University Park, Pennsylvania with an excellent possibility of refunding. Interested candidates should apply online at https://psu.jobs. Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their suitability for the position, including a concise statement of relevant leadership and administrative experience, teaching interests and experience, and research/practical experience. Additionally, candidates should submit a curriculum vita or resume, sample syllabi from courses taught, and the names and contact information for three references. Online teaching and/or course development is a plus but not required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Stephen Matthews, sxm27@psu.edu

https://psu.jobs/job/80787