Assistant Professor in Food and Agricultural Policy

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


This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in agricultural economics and agribusiness with a 65% research and 35% teaching responsibility. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program focused on policy issues related to the U.S. food and agricultural systems. Pertinent research topics may include economic analysis of policies related to farm and food policy, nutrition assistance programs, obesity and other health issues, food security, food safety, domestic and cross-border food supply chains, environmental impacts from agriculture, climate change, rural health, regional development, and related areas. Policy experience with any of these topics is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be three courses per year. The successful candidate is also expected to mentor graduate students. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in agricultural, applied or general economics, or a related field, is required. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. Applicants should demonstrate excellent quantitative and communication skills and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. 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. Review of applications will begin on September 3 and close on October 4, with interviews soon thereafter. Starting date: January 2020 or as negotiated.

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