Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice (Specialist in Criminal Law/Legal Studies)

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
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Penn State Harrisburg
Criminal Justice Program


The Criminal Justice Program at Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), the Capital College, invites applications for a non tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin August 2018. A Ph.D. in criminal justice or a related discipline is required. Candidates holding both the Ph.D. and the J.D. are especially encouraged to apply. Exceptional J.D.s who are also ABD will be considered. Those who hold the J.D. only will not be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach courses in courts and the prosecution process, criminal procedure, law and society, and forensic evidence. Prior experience practicing criminal law and/or working with defendants in the justice system is highly desirable. While scholarly research is not a formal component of this position, the successful candidate is expected to maintain a research agenda that would allow graduate faculty status under Penn State University’s guidelines ( There are opportunities for teaching in the candidate’s specialty area via already-existing undergraduate and graduate curriculum or by course development in those areas where courses do not already exist. Further, all criminal justice faculty members are expected to teach in both the online and residential undergraduate programs in criminal justice as well as in the residential graduate program in criminal justice and in the new online program in criminal justice policy administration. The Criminal Justice Program is part of the School of Public Affairs with additional 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, the Master of Homeland Security, 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 Capital complex. It is within a two-three hour drive from such larger metropolitan areas as Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, PA. 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, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online.

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