Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Graduate Studies for the MPS Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Sociology and Criminology


The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time, nontenure track academic position to lead an online/World Campus Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration, and also to develop and teach online classes in this degree beginning as soon as the position is filled. This position is based at University Park. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice/Criminology or related discipline. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is required and previous teaching experience, including online instruction, at a university level is strongly preferred. In addition, candidates should indicate their ability to coordinate hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors, to effectively communicate with diverse audiences, and to engage in planning and strategic development for the degree program. The successful candidate will share with others involved a vision for a rigorous academic program grounded by practical applications in criminal justice. Responsibilities include developing and teaching online courses, serving as liaison to other units in the University, and coordinating program staffing, admissions, and student advising. Program infrastructure will be provided by Penn State’s Outreach unit. The position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor level, depending on related experience. This is a 48 week per year, fixed-term, three-year appointment with an excellent possibility of refunding. A letter of application including concise statements of teaching and research/practice interests, as well as a description of how applicant’s skills and experiences fit the position is required. Also submit a curriculum vita or resume and the names and contact information for at least three references. Questions about the position may be directed to Jeffery Ulmer, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088