Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3571204
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor - Criminal Justice

Penn State Hazleton invites applications for a Criminal Justice, Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor (rank determined by qualifications) This a 36-week, multi-year appointment, to begin August 15, 2023, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach each semester using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments will include introductory and upper-level courses in Criminal Justice. Teaching assignments may require teaching day and/or evening as needed. Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Requires sharing courses with other campuses as needed teaching remotely by Zoom or web-based both synchronously or asynchronously. This position will support efforts to deliver a baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice offered at the campus.

Qualifications: Minimum of Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Juris Doctor, or closely related discipline from an accredited institution. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is required. 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 preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Ability to support diverse student body and campus community, including appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and in physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.

Campus Information: Penn State University 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 is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of 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 Hazleton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered, residential campus of approximately 525 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 13 baccalaureate degrees, including a B.S. in Criminal Justice and 5 associate degrees.

Students and faculty at Penn State Hazleton have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. 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

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Albert Lozano, Interim Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton ( or 570-450-3034). For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a diversity statement that details how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work) as a single PDF document; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of three references.

Closing Date: Application review begins November 15, 2022, and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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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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