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an Assistant Professor of Food, Health, and Agricultural Policy

Title: an Assistant Professor of Food, Health, and Agricultural Policy

  • Employer: Penn State University (Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: Jan 9, 2018

  • Job Description:

    The College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, is seeking an Assistant Professor of Food, Health, and Agricultural Policy in the Department of Agricultural, Economics, Sociology, and Education.

    Starting Date for this position will be August 2018 or as negotiated. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in agricultural economics and agribusiness management with a 50% research and 50% teaching responsibility. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized policy-driven research program focused on issues related to food, behavior, and health. Pertinent research topics may focus on economic analysis of policies related to food and nutrition assistance programs, obesity and other health issues, food safety, food labeling, general agricultural-environmental policies, and related areas.

    The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be four courses per year, including at least three undergraduate courses in agribusiness management. The successful candidate is expected to mentor graduate students. Qualifications - Ph.D. in applied or general economics, or related field, with experience in research and competing for grants on food, behavior, and health preferred. Applicants should demonstrate excellent quantitative and communication skills and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Postdoctoral experience indicating independence and productivity is preferred. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required. Competitive salary, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

    Interested candidates should go to to apply. Job application review will begin on November 20, 2017. A limited number of interviews will take place at the ASA/AEA Conference in Philadelphia, from January 5 through 7, 2018. Selected interview candidates will be expected to produce letters of recommendation.

    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.The Pennsylvania State University, Office of Human Resources - - © 2017 all rights reserved.