Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology

Penn State University

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


Starting Date: July 1, 2019 or as negotiated. Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in rural sociology with a 65% research and 35% teaching responsibility and with the possibility of a joint-appointment in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to gender and agriculture. Research topics may focus on women and farming, gender and environmental sustainability, international development, gender and food security, gender and agricultural policies or related topics. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to collaborate on outreach programs for women farmers. Teaching expectations will be three courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on topics such as gender and agriculture, sociology of agriculture, gender and environment, global feminisms, and international development at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students in Rural Sociology and the dual-title Rural Sociology graduate programs with Women’s Studies, International Agriculture and Development, Demography, and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment. Qualifications: Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, women’s and gender studies, or related social science field. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university and community is required. Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and official transcripts. Questions can be directed to: Laszlo Kulcsar, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at Review of applicants will begin on February 15, 2019 and remain until a suitable candidate is identified.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088