Assistant Professor in Community Development and Resilience

Assistant Professor in Community Development and Resilience

This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 65% teaching and 35% extension responsibility, with a tenure home in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate Community, Environment, and Development (CED) major and the online Community and Economic Development (CEDEV) graduate program (a total of 5 courses per year), as well as mentoring undergraduate students and advising graduate students as needed. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized extension and outreach program related to community development and resilience, community engagement strategies, and effective local economic development strategies, particularly in urban areas. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong applied research program in community development and resilience as part of their extension responsibilities. It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate with the Center for Economic and Community Development, located in the department, Penn State Extension Educators, work in multi-disciplinary teams, and secure external funding. Experience with community or economic development work, particularly in urban areas, would be considered a strength. Starting Date: August 15, 2019 or as negotiated. A Ph.D. in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Community studies, or related social science field such as Sociology or Economics is required. 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 will be competitive and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Candidates 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: Timothy Kelsey, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at [email protected]. Review of candidates will begin on March 1, 2019, and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

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