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Professor of Integrative Knowledge
Temple University
Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Psychology
Academic Positions: Full Professor

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) intends to hire a Professor of Integrative Knowledge with a joint appointment in both the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Psychology. CLA expects to hire at the Associate or Full Professor level.  The ideal candidate conducts scholarship in the area of procedural justice, broadly defined, and that work is informed by the disciplines of both Social Psychology and Criminal Justice/Criminology. Related areas of interest include, but are not limited to, system justification, institutional legitimacy, legal socialization, legal cynicism, extralegal dynamics, and related procedural and social justice topics within law and human behavior.  Ideal candidates’ scholarship: has appeared in high-quality scholarly journals in social psychology/law and human behavior, and criminology/criminal justice; and, has earned external funding in the past and holds substantial promise for potential future external funding. Candidates should be excited about teaching courses in topic areas of mutual interest to graduate students in both social psychology and criminal justice/criminology; and look forward to engaging in interdisciplinary and community discussion in those topic areas. Review of applications will begin September 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions can be addressed to Ralph B. Taylor, Chair, PIK Search Committee, at

Temple University’s Department of Criminal Justice has a strong commitment to high-quality, collaborative interdisciplinary research.  The Department is home to a thriving doctoral program, initiated in 1992, an M.A. program, and the second largest cohort of undergraduate majors in the College; each degree program is firmly rooted in the Liberal Arts.  Our 20 tenure-line and 8 instructional faculty hail from a broad range of disciplines including Criminal Justice, Sociology, Geography, Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Law, and Social Ecology. The Department has secured external funding from national, state and local agencies and private foundations in excess of $11 million in recent years.  The Department boasts an excellent record of scholarly publication and maintains strong connections with local, state and federal agencies.  

The Department of Psychology at Temple University comprises 33 tenure-line faculty and 15 instructional faculty. We serve around 1300 Psychology majors, and our flagship doctoral program is the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, with around 100 students enrolled. Many faculty have significant funding from NIH, NSF, or private foundations, and some are among the most highly cited researchers in the entire discipline. Available resources include a new brain imaging center that houses a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI machine as well as EEG and eye-tracking systems.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The College of Liberal Arts is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs and 15 graduate degree programs. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color, members of under-represented groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


 The following initial application materials should be submitted online at Cover letter, CV, and PDFs of three publications most relevant to the position description. Further materials will be requested from shortlisted candidates at a later date.

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