Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice

Penn State University

Penn State Shenango
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Penn State Shenango
Social Sciences and Education


Penn State Shenango invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2019 or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach a range of undergraduate courses (typically 9 credit hours per semester) in Administration of Justice including introductory, research-based, and upper-division courses. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development including student-recruitment activities. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities and in professional organizations. The faculty member hired for this position will deliver courses as part of a regional baccalaureate program in Administration of Justice. This program is offered jointly by three Penn State campuses in Western Pennsylvania: Penn State Shenango, Penn State Beaver, and Penn State New Kensington. The successful candidate will teach face-to-face classes at the Shenango campus and will also work collaboratively with faculty at the other campuses to deliver a portion of the curriculum using various forms of synchronous and asynchronous distance education. For information about the other campuses, visit Qualifications: Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related discipline is required. (Candidates with only a Juris Doctor will not be considered.) Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected, as is a demonstrated commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. 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, as well as experience using other distance-education delivery methods, is strongly preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university whose instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Penn State Shenango is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide as an integral part of the University. Shenango’s 14 acre-campus is located in downtown Sharon in picturesque Western Pennsylvania near the Ohio border. It is about one hour from Pittsburgh, ninety minutes from Cleveland, and twenty minutes from Youngstown, Ohio. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students; about 60% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 6 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Shenango have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting, and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit Application: To be considered you must upload the following: a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job; a current curriculum vitae; and, the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Jo Anne Carrick, Campus Director and Chief Academic Officer, (724) 983-2900, Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

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