Pennsylvania State University — Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice

Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice

Penn State Altoona, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences, invites applications for an in-resident fixed-term, Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice, beginning August 2023. This position is at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor in Criminal Justice with expertise in policing and may also teach courses that fit within the needs of the criminal justice program and the candidate’s experience. Candidates for the position at the rank of Instructor will possess a master’s degree and candidates for the position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor will possess a terminal/doctorate degree.

The position requires the teaching of 12 credit hours per semester, advising and mentoring undergraduate students, as well as providing service to the College, community, and the profession. Each candidate should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and working collaboratively with faculty and local criminal justice agencies. Successful candidates will be dedicated to ensuring the highest quality education while also encouraging individual growth, cultural awareness, ethical decision-making, and civic responsibility. Candidates will also be expected to assist in the ongoing growth and development of the program and participate in student recruitment and retention activities, as well as program assessment. More information about the Criminal Justice program at Penn State Altoona is available at

Penn State Altoona ( is a two-campus, four-year baccalaureate institution. Situated in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona offers 25 baccalaureate degrees, five associate degrees, and the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors. The college is continuing to expand its degree offerings. The campus community includes nearly 3,000 students and over 600 faculty and staff members. Located only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Penn State Altoona offers the advantages of a small college teaching environment with the readily available resources of a major research university. Penn State Altoona offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

Employment will require successful background check(s) in accordance with university policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. Applicants should upload a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; three letters of recommendation; and transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview). Please combine materials to fit appropriated space. Apply online at

Review of applications will begin November 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Mary Ann Probst, J.D., Program Coordinator/Associate Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice at For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at

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Penn 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.