Assistant Professor in Administration of Justice

Penn State Greater Allegheny
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Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor in Administration of Justice (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester in Criminal Justice using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. The successful candidate should be able to teach courses in law enforcement and the justice system, techniques of investigation, and research methods in Criminal Justice. Additional expertise in gangs, comparative criminal justice systems, victimology, juvenile justice, and/or quantitative research methods is desirable. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students regarding their academic progress, and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or related discipline, such as Sociology, Political Science, or Anthropology. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Campus Information: Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Greater Allegheny is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. Situated eleven miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, PA, the Greater Allegheny campus is located between the residential borough of White Oak, PA, the urban environs of McKeesport, PA. The 258-acre Renziehausen Park sits adjacent to the campus. A residential campus, Penn State Greater Allegheny serves a diverse student body of approximately 500 students. Students and faculty at Penn State Greater Allegheny have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Students participate in undergraduate research projects, internships, community service and other opportunities that enhance their educational experiences. For more information about the campus, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Greater Allegheny. E-mail: Telephone: (412) 675-9052. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088