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Assistant Professor, Sociology

Posted: 10/5/2018 (Employment)

The Pennsylvania State University – Abington College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology within the interdisciplinary Psychological and Social Sciences (PSS) degree program.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate in Sociology; applicants who will complete their degree by August 2019 will be considered.

We seek a scholar with a strong record of research that takes an intersectional approach to one of the following areas: race and ethnicity, immigration, or social movements, and whose work also complements existing strengths in the program. The administration is committed to the development of faculty scholarship. The college has an established undergraduate research participant pool as well as several shared lab spaces. Internal funding is available for research purposes as well as travel. A commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and mentoring is essential. The ideal candidate will also have experience with diverse student populations and demonstrate interest in facilitating student/faculty research and mentoring. The course load is 3-3, and candidates will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in their area of expertise, as well as basic introductory level courses in sociology.

Penn State Abington serves racially-and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and a significant international student population. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to helping all students succeed through engagement in and out of the classroom. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline of November 1st, 2018.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of reference. Application material must be submitted online through Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. If you have questions, contact Dr. Beth Montemurro, ( The Abington College is a four-year college of The Pennsylvania State University and is conveniently located near Philadelphia.

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Deadline: 11/01/2018

Location: Pennsylvania State University – Abington College