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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Generalist)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

  • Nov. 14, 2016
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Generalist)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
    Harrisburg, PA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Generalist)

Campus/Location: Penn State Harrisburg Date Announced: 11/09/2016

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 67629

Classification: Exempt

Work Unit: Penn State Harrisburg

Department: School of Public Affairs


Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs invites applications to fill a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position to begin August 2017. A Ph.D. in criminal justice or related social science discipline is required. JD is not a substitute for the Ph.D. for this standing appointment. ABD with excellent qualification will be considered. Preference will be given to a generalist with the ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: ethics, policing, victimology, cyber-crime, security administration, and border security. There are opportunities for teaching in the candidate’s specialty area via existing undergraduate and graduate curriculum or by course development.

A successful candidate must provide evidence of, or potential for, excellence in scholarly research; demonstrate a passion for teaching and mentoring students and a commitment to rendering professional service. Further, all criminal justice faculty are expected to teach in both the online and residential undergraduate (B.S) and graduate (MACJ) programs in criminal justice.

The Criminal Justice Program resides in the School of Public Affairs along with other 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 Capitol complex. It is within a two-three hour drive of major metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, PA. Penn State Harrisburg is part of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions of higher education in the nation. For information about Penn State Harrisburg visit: For information about the School of Public Affairs and the Criminal Justice Program, visit:

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest for the position, and curriculum vitae. Three letters of professional reference should be sent to

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Pennsylvania Act of 1988 require that crime statistics for Pennsylvania colleges and universities be made available to applicants upon request. Penn State’s combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for the Penn State campus to which you are applying by accessing the website at A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to University Police & Public Safety, The Pennsylvania State University, 161 University Support Building I, University Park, PA 16802 or by calling 814-863-1273. EEO Is The LawPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Talent Acquisition Division at or 814-865-1387. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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