Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
School of Public Affairs


The Criminal Justice Program at Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), the Capital College, invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position. A Ph.D. in criminal justice or related social science discipline is required. Those who hold a J.D. only, will not be considered. Successful candidates are expected to teach policing courses and an upper-level course in Ethics in Criminal Justice. There are also opportunities for teaching in the candidate’s specialty area via already-existing upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level electives 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 (B.S.) as well as the graduate program in criminal justice (MACJ). 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, 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: To apply, applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references.

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