Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Penn State University

Penn State Berks
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The Division of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Penn State Berks invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice to begin August 2018. A Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, or related discipline is required (ABDs will be considered with expected completion date by August 1, 2018). Those who hold a J.D. only will not be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, to pursuing an active research agenda, and to service to the program and the campus community. Area of specialization is open; we seek candidates who can teach a variety of courses in the program, including Criminology, Juvenile Justice, Research Methods, and upper- level electives. The teaching load is 9 credits (3 courses) per semester. Penn State Berks is a 258-acre campus located near Reading, PA and is approximately a one-hour drive from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City. For information about Penn State Berks visit: Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a teaching portfolio containing sample syllabi and student evaluations if available. Application review will begin November 27th and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Murphy, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and Search Committee Chair, at

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