Assistant Professor, Food, Health, and Agricultural Policy

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education


Starting Date - August 2017 or as negotiated. Responsibilities - This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in agricultural economics and agribusiness management with a 50% research and 50% teaching responsibility. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized policy-driven research program focused on issues related to food, behavior, and health. Pertinent research topics may focus on economic analysis of policies related to food and nutrition assistance programs, obesity and other health issues, food safety, food labeling, general agricultural-environmental policies, and related areas. The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be four courses per year, including at least three undergraduate courses in agribusiness management. The successful candidate is expected to mentor graduate students. Qualifications - Ph.D. in applied or general economics, or related field, with experience in research and competing for grants on food, behavior, and health preferred. Applicants should demonstrate excellent quantitative and communication skills and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Postdoctoral experience indicating independence and productivity is preferred. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required. Salary - Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Job application review will begin on December 1, 2016 and remain open until a qualified candidate is identified.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088