Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Division of Social Sciences


The Pennsylvania State University – Abington College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Criminal Justice at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2020. Candidates should have expertise in either law enforcement or the legal system and are expected to be excellent teachers and productive scholars who will provide service to the students, University, and community. Candidates should be willing to collaborate with faculty. The course load is a 3x3 and the ability to teach both lower- and upper-division courses is highly desirable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology by August 2020; a J.D. alone is not an appropriate qualification for this position. Penn State Abington serves racially- and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and a significant international student population. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to helping all students succeed through engagement in and out of the classroom. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Application material must be submitted through If you have questions, contact Dr. Fran Sessa, Division Head of Social Sciences ( The Abington College is a four-year college of The Pennsylvania State University with a diverse population of 4,000 students in a suburb of Philadelphia. The Department of Criminal Justice currently has 6 full-time faculty members that serve one of the largest undergraduate major populations in the Division of Social Sciences. For more information about the college and Criminal Justice program visit our website at:

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