Penn State Intercom......June 6, 2002

Director sought for
Population Research Institute

The Population Research Institute is seeking to fill the director position with a distinguished demographer who is a member of the University community.

The director, who reports to the Social Science Research Institute director, should be able to bring an interdisciplinary, integrative perspective to the analysis of population problems. He or she should be able to promote the development of outstanding scholarship in the population sciences and new forms of collaboration spanning the traditional population disciplines and build linkages to other scientific fields. The institute is one of the foremost population research centers in the United States, with annual research expenditures of $12 million.

Candidates must have an outstanding record of publication, a well-articulated research agenda in the field of demography and a record of extramural grant support. In addition to being responsible for the institute's administration, the director must serve as a catalyst to develop research and educational programs in the population sciences across the University.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome. Candidates will be asked to submit a letter of application describing their interest and qualifications, a vita, and the names and addresses of three references to: Robert Schoen, Hoffman professor of family sociology and demography, 601 Oswald Tower, University Park PA 16802.

For information, call (814) 865-8869 or e-mail

Applications must be submitted by July 6.