Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

West Texas A&M University

United States

November 6, 2021

Description

Job Title

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Agency

West Texas A&M University

Department

Psychology, Sociology & Social Work

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Canyon, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at West Texas A&M University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice for the Fall of 2022 (contingent upon funding). West Texas A&M University offers a quality liberal arts education at the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student body through face-to-face and online venues. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to add to an area in the department's core areas of corrections, policing, and courts/law. This is a full-time, 9-month faculty position. The successful candidate will teach a full course load of 9 credit hours per semester. The teaching load will consist of teaching advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses. The undergraduate teaching will be a mix of online as well as face-to-face. Other responsibilities include: Advising students, maintaining an active research agenda that results in peer-reviewed publications, and participating in departmental, college, and University service.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely-related field is required. A Juris Doctorate or terminal master's degree will not be considered for this position. Candidates who are ABD will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply; however, a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely-related field is required by the start of the appointment. The specialization area is open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment
  • Teaching and student advising experience at the university level
  • Experience in online teaching and online course development
  • Specialization in policing, statistics/methods, or race and social justice issues
  • Publication in academic journals and ongoing research that is likely to result in publications
  • Applicant Instructions:

    Please include the following with your application:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • University transcripts
  • Three names of references
  • Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to lgarza@wtamu.edu
  • Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page before continuing through the application. Please use the “Upload” button to add each document individually. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with uploading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at hr@wtamu.edu.

    Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.

    All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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