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Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must submit an updated vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and unofficial transcripts with their online submission. Official transcripts will be required prior to an on-campus interview and/or employment start date. In addition, applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0527
Position Title Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice
Department Criminal Justice
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date August 18, 2018
Anticipated End Date May 24, 2019
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time, temporary position in Criminal Justice for the 2018-19 AY, beginning August 18, 2018 and ending May 24, 2019.

Essential Duties

This position requires teaching a 4/4 load in an undergraduate criminal justice program. In addition, the candidate will provide academic advising to undergraduate criminal justice students.

This position may require development and teaching of courses online.

Specific Duties

Candidate will teach a 4/4 course load in the undergraduate program in criminal justice.

In addition, the candidate will participate in departmental meetings, activities and program assessment, as well as engage in student mentoring, advising, and scholarly activities such as conference presentations and publications.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

ABD in Criminal Justice, Criminology or related field. A Ph.D. in Criminology or Criminal Justice is preferred. Area of specialization is open, although experience or willingness to teach courses in Comparative Systems is preferred.

Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; without the terminal degree the appointment will be Instructor.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology is preferred. Experience with or willingness to teach courses in Comparative Systems and Transnational Crime as part of a regular course rotation is preferred.

Also, additional experience with or willingness to teach courses in Homeland Security or Cybercrime, as well as willingness to develop courses in area of interest is ideal.

Other preferred qualifications include: previous experience teaching higher education as well as experience with student mentoring/advising, knowledge of student assessment of learning, experience in web based applications for distance education course delivery, and a consistent scholarly agenda with evidence of recent activity.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 10/31/2017
Close Date 01/05/2018
Special Instructions for Applicants

Applicants must submit an updated vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and unofficial transcripts with their online submission. Official transcripts will be required prior to an on-campus interview and/or employment start date.

In addition, applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3815

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have one year teaching experience at the University level?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interest
  5. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents