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.



Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Campus City: University Park, PA

Date Announced: 09/06/2019

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number:  90628

Classification:  Exempt

Work Unit:  College of the Liberal Arts

Department:  Sociology and Criminology


The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-line position to begin August 2020. This is an open-rank position. We seek an outstanding scholar whose research and teaching focus primarily on race and ethnicity. All areas of emphasis within race-ethnicity studies will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to Penn State’s Latino/a Studies Program (https://latino.la.psu.edu/) and those who add breadth to one or more of the department’s existing research strengths (https://sociology.la.psu.edu/research). We welcome scholars who use any variety of methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. Candidates for Full and Associate Professor should have an outstanding publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Candidates for Assistant Professor should show significant research and teaching promise and must complete their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Duties will include a combination of teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. All successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department’s teaching and research mission, and to engage in appropriate service in accordance with the candidate’s qualifications and rank. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 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 7, 2019.