Positions available

Thank you for your interest in our department.  From time to time we have both academic and support staff job vacancies available which suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply for. Current vacancies are listed below.


  

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

 

Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Date Announced: 07/12/2017

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 72697

Classification: Exempt

Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts

Department: Department of Sociology and Criminology

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-line position in the sociology department to begin August, 2018. The rank and area of specialty are open. Preference will be given to scholars with substantive interests in social institutions, organizations, comparative, race/ethnicity, religion, social movements, culture, social psychology, family, education, stratification, or urban sociology. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Junior candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/ To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three references, and other supporting materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

https://psu.jobs/job/72697 

 


 

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE TEACHING PROFESSOR, DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES FOR THE MPS PROGRAM IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

 

Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Date Announced: 07/12/2017

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 72710

Classification: Exempt

Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts

Department: Department of Sociology and Criminology

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time, nontenure track academic position to lead an online/World Campus Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration, and also to develop and teach online classes in this degree beginning as soon as the position is filled. This position is based at University Park. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice/Criminology or related discipline. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is required and previous teaching experience, including online instruction, at a university level is strongly preferred. In addition, candidates should indicate their ability to coordinate hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors, to effectively communicate with diverse audiences, and to engage in planning and strategic development for the degree program. The successful candidate will share with others involved a vision for a rigorous academic program grounded by practical applications in criminal justice. Responsibilities include developing and teaching online courses, serving as liaison to other units in the University, and coordinating program staffing, admissions, and student advising. Program infrastructure will be provided by Penn State’s Outreach unit. The position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor level, depending on related experience. This is a 48 week per year, fixed-term, three-year appointment with an excellent possibility of refunding. A letter of application including concise statements of teaching and research/practice interests, as well as a description of how applicant’s skills and experiences fit the position is required. Also submit a curriculum vita or resume and the names and contact information for at least three references. Questions about the position may be directed to Jeffery Ulmer, jtu100@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

https://psu.jobs/job/72710 

 

Research Technologist, The Justice Center for Research

The Justice Center for Research (http://justicecenter.la.psu.edu/) is seeking a candidate for a Research Technologist position in the area of criminal justice research. This position will offer the opportunity for involvement in innovative research projects being conducted by The Justice Center for Research and its affiliate faculty. Tasks will include assisting with grant preparation, project management, writing for grants and for publications, data collection, basic data coding, cleaning and analysis and questionnaire/survey design. May supervise wage employees and/or students. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or related discipline. The successful candidate must possess exemplary organizational, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and accurately are essential. Position necessitates meeting deadlines and working on projects that may require flexible work hours including evening and weekends. Travel may be required. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references, and a recent writing sample addressed to Dr. Derek Kreager, Justice Center for Research Director, here. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Talent Acquisition Division at vacancy@psu.edu or 814-865-1387. 

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

http://justicecenter.la.psu.edu/about-the-center/positions-available