Job Number: 523831
Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time, On Campus
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: UAA College of Health
Categories: Education/Instructional, Law/Enforcement/Compliance
The University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center is seeking to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Justice positions, with initial appointments for both positions beginning in the Fall 2023 semester. We especially encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. Preference will be given to applicants whose teaching, research, or service background demonstrates an interest and/or expertise in minority or ethnically diverse populations, or in multi- cultural issues.Duties:
100%These positions are responsible for: (1) teaching, (2) organizing, conducting, and reporting criminology and criminal justice research; and (3) providing service to the University, community, and profession. To accomplish these responsibilities, successful applicants will be expected to engage in the following: organize and teach undergraduate courses, potentially including online delivery of course materials; participate in the provision of technical assistance to justice agencies; design and implement applied quantitative and/or qualitative research; work with other faculty and staff to prepare grant and contract proposals; conduct research and provide professional services related to justice policy and administrative issues in both urban and remote rural locations in Alaska; serve as a research team member as appropriate for both proposal development and project implementation; supervise support staff in the performance of ancillary research functions; write and prepare timely reports and publications related to these responsibilities; and perform other faculty duties assigned by the chair or dean, which may include curriculum and research development, service on University and public committees, student advising and professional governance processes. The standard instructional workload is three course sections per semester.Essential
ABOUT THE JUSTICE CENTER: The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice‐related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society. The Justice Center houses an organized research unit (the Alaska Justice Information Center) and academic programs in Justice and Legal Studies. As an organized research unit, the Justice Center conducts basic and applied research related to justice issues in both urban and rural areas of the state, disseminates the findings from that research widely and in diverse formats, and provides students with the opportunity to participate in research endeavors. The Justice Center's academic programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Justice, a Minor in Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, a Minor in Legal Studies, an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies. The Center has very strong research relationships with Alaska's justice community and is committed to community-based participatory research. For more information, see the Center website: www. uaa.alaska.edu/justice.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and ability for: (1) successful teaching in appropriate subjects; (2) performing research in criminology and criminal justice; and (3) preparing publications, reports, and presentations. Applicants must provide evidence of knowledge and experience in social science research methods; must demonstrate excellent writing skills; and must be comfortable working in a cooperative, organized research setting with other faculty, public officials, practitioners, and others to establish research and service priorities and conduct research and policy analysis. We especially encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. Preference will be given to applicants whose teaching, research, or service background demonstrates an interest and/or expertise in minority or ethnically diverse populations, or in multi-cultural issues.
Applicants must provide evidence of knowledge and experience in social science research methods.
Required Education or Training:
A Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, or a related social science discipline is required. ABD candidates may be considered if substantial progress towards completion of the dissertation is demonstrated, and a dissertation defense has been scheduled prior to the date of initial appointment.
This is a full-time, 9 month tenure track, exempt faculty position complete with both a competitive salary (DOE) and full employee benefits package with an expected start date in August of 2023.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please be prepared to upload the following items: cover letter; a detailed resume containing educational preparation, work experience, research and publications; a writing sample; a statement of teaching philosophy (Candidates should include a description of how multicultural issues have been or will be brought into their courses.); and the names of at least three references and their contact information.
For the first position, preference will be given to candidates with an interest in community reentry, correctional rehabilitation, or the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice. All substantive specialties will be considered for the second position. All applications will be considered for both positions.
Applications will be accepted for review starting immediately. Review of applications will begin on Monday, March 27, 2023. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.
To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). https:// www. unitedacademics.net/
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www. alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sharon Chamard, Search Committee Chair, at (907) 786-1813 or by email at [email protected]
Advertised: 13 Feb 2023 Alaskan Standard Time Applications close: Open until filled