Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice

Penn State University

Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Campus City:
Lehman, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Social Sciences and Education


Penn State Wilkes-Barre invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor, of Administration of Justice, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks), to begin August 2019, or as negotiated. Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester, including introductory and upper-level courses. Courses will be taught using traditional, online, and/or hybrid modes and may be delivered to other Penn State Campuses. Provide academic advising to students in the major. Establish a high-quality research program that includes publishing in refereed journals and involving students in undergraduate research activities. The selected candidate will play a critical role in growing the Administration of Justice program at the campus and will eventually provide leadership for this program, which has a tradition of preparing graduates as professional practitioners with an emphasis on experiential learning founded on research. Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice or related fields completed no later than August 2019. Candidates with only a Juris Doctor degree will not be considered. 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 experience preferred. Professional work experience in the field of criminal justice will also be an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. The Pennsylvania 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 Wilkes-Barre is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students; about 20% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as nine baccalaureate degrees (Administration of Justice, Business, Corporate Communication, Electrical Engineering Technology, English, Information Science & Technology, Project and Supply Chain Management, Rehabilitation & Human Services, and Surveying Engineering) and four associate degrees (Business Administration, Information Science and Technology, Letters, Arts & Sciences, and Surveying Engineering Technology). Students and faculty at Penn State Wilkes-Barre have all 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 individualized 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. For more information about the campus, visit Applicants should 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. Application review begins immediately 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 $16,584 $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