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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3935601
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice

Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for full-time Assistant or Associate Teaching Professors. Rank will be commensurate with experience and education.

The positions will involve teaching courses in Criminology and/or Sociology at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, and prior teaching experience. Candidates with a J.D. will also be considered. Teaching Faculty normally teach three or four courses per semester, and summer teaching is sometimes available. The start date for this position is August 2023.

This is a non-tenure-track and limited-term appointment. Length of term is determined by rank and qualifications with a possibility of renewal.

For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at

To be considered for this position, submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for the job, including a description of teaching experience (if applicable) and interests; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.

Successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26) and paid holidays. Please visit for more detailed information.

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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.

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