Overview

Penn State New Kensington invites applications for Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice (tenure-track appointment, 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 Beaver, Penn State New Kensington, and Penn State Shenango. The successful candidate will teach face-to-face classes at the New Kensington 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 http://www.beaver.psu.edu and http://www.shenango.psu.edu.

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.

Penn State 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 New Kensington is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses located across the Commonwealth. Our 70-acre campus in scenic, rural Westmoreland County is situated only 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and the location offers a wide range of lifestyles from urban to rural. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 600 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 10 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. 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 http://www.newkensington.psu.edu/, and for further information about academics and Penn State, visit http://www.campuses.psu.edu/.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Andrea Adolph, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State New Kensington. E-mail: aea13@psu.edu. Telephone: (724) 334-6031.

Applicants are required to 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. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background checks in accordance with University Policy.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/82886