Assistant Professor of Sociology

Pennsylvania State University


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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend, invitations functions for a tenure-track place as assistant professor of sociology to start in August 2024. We’re looking for a colleague who envisions a profession the place each instructing and analysis are equally valued. 

Obligations of the job embrace instructing undergraduate programs in areas of the candidate’s experience (typical instructing load is three programs per semester); sustaining an energetic analysis agenda that engages undergraduate college students; and advising college students and offering service to the varsity, faculty, and College.

Candidates will need to have accomplished an earned doctorate in sociology or a intently associated discipline by the appointment begin date and have instructing and analysis experience within the discipline of criminology. Candidates could have the flexibility to show different sociology programs in areas of experience, corresponding to city sociology, household sociology, sociology of well being or getting old, political sociology, or social issues.

To use, please submit a canopy letter expressing curiosity within the place, a curriculum vitae, proof of instructing effectiveness, and names and phone data for 3 references. All paperwork have to be uploaded at time of utility.

At Penn State Behrend, sociology programs are affiliated with the political science main, which features a crime and legislation possibility that requires criminology programs, and a public coverage possibility. The Faculty additionally gives a sociology minor and a criminal offense, legislation, and psychology minor that features programs from sociology, psychology, and political science. As well as, candidates can have the chance to be concerned with outreach and group engagement analysis with a Public Coverage Initiative and the Susan Hirt Hagen Middle for Group Outreach, Analysis, and Analysis (CORE). Candidates may additionally develop and train programs in information analytics and/or help with qualitative and/or quantitative information evaluation or program analysis with exterior companions.

Penn State Behrend, is an undergraduate and graduate faculty of The Pennsylvania State College. Located on a good looking, wooded 854-acre hillside campus acknowledged as a U.S. arboretum, we’ve got 4 educational faculties (Enterprise; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science); scholar residential residing; a spread of analysis applications and outreach facilities; and a extremely profitable enterprise and know-how park. With 5,000 college students in resident instruction and on-line in faculty applications provided by way of Penn State World Campus, we uniquely mix the environment and deal with instructing of a small faculty with entry to the tutorial, analysis, {and professional} growth sources of a Massive 10, R1 College. Our faculty is an open laboratory of studying and discovery the place college students achieve real-life expertise participating with enterprise, business, and group companions. We search college members who share our dedication to each instructing and scholarship, to the holistic growth of scholars, and to ideas of respect, range, and inclusiveness. 

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan space of greater than 1 / 4 million individuals situated on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The realm’s financial system displays a mixture of instructional, medical, industrial, tourism, and repair exercise; the area is residence to 5 faculties and universities within the area, together with Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania gives considerable cultural, sports activities, and leisure alternatives with 4 seasons of journey. Summers function miles of seashores, a spread of lake sports activities, and festivals each weekend, and the winters are made for snowboarding, skating, and extra. It’s straightforward to get round, housing is inexpensive, and the price of residing is modest. Erie gives relaxed, snug residing.

The Pennsylvania State College is dedicated to and accountable for advancing range, fairness, and inclusion in all its kinds. We embrace particular person uniqueness, foster a tradition of inclusion that helps each broad and particular range initiatives, leverage the academic and institutional advantages of range, and interact all people to assist them thrive. We worth inclusion as a core power and an important ingredient of our public service mission.

Overview of functions will start instantly and can proceed till the place is crammed. 


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Safety Coverage and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a mixed Annual Safety and Annual Hearth Security Report (ASR). The ASR contains crime statistics and institutional insurance policies regarding campus safety, corresponding to these regarding alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and different issues. The ASR is out there for evaluate right here .

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