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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Generalist)
Pennsylvania State University

  • Nov. 30, 2016
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Generalist)
  • Professor
  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Criminal Law
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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Generalist)

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Public Affairs invites applications to fill a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position to begin August 2017. A Ph.D. in criminal justice or related social science discipline is required. JD is not a substitute for the Ph.D. for this standing appointment. ABD with excellent qualification will be considered. Preference will be given to a generalist with the ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: ethics, policing, victimology, cyber-crime, security administration, and border security. There are opportunities for teaching in the candidate's specialty area via existing undergraduate and graduate curriculum or by course development. A successful candidate must provide evidence of, or potential for, excellence in scholarly research; demonstrate a passion for teaching and mentoring students and a commitment to rendering professional service. Further, all criminal justice faculty are expected to teach in both the online and residential undergraduate (B.S) and graduate (MACJ) programs in criminal justice. The Criminal Justice Program resides in the School of Public Affairs along with other undergraduate programs in Health Administration, Public Policy and Political Science. Additional graduate programs within the School include the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Health Administration, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration. Penn State Harrisburg is located in the Central Pennsylvania area, in close proximity to downtown Harrisburg and the State Capitol complex. It is within a two-three hour drive of major metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, PA. Penn State Harrisburg is part of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions of higher education in the nation. For information about Penn State Harrisburg visit: For information about the School of Public Affairs and the Criminal Justice Program, visit: Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest for the position, and curriculum vitae to, job number 67629. Three letters of professional reference should be sent to

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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.

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