Assistant/Associate/Professor of Criminology

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Sociology and Criminology


The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-line position in the Criminology program to begin August, 2019. This is an open-rank position. We seek a methodologically sophisticated scholar with research and teaching expertise at the intersection of criminology and public policy. We encourage applications from individuals with a Ph.D. in sociology, criminology, public policy, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to Penn State’s new Master of Public Policy Program ( and to the Justice Center for Research ( Senior candidates should have a strong publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, a commitment to training and placing graduate students, and evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Junior candidates should show significant promise in research and teaching excellence, and must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at: To apply, submit a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, materials should be received by October 1.

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