Job Description: Bridgewater State University's Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2014. A large, growing, dynamic department with a strong social justice orientation in both theory and practice seeks faculty committed to teaching, mentoring, and research. We seek a candidate who is an active and productive scholar with a demonstrable, significant commitment to teaching as our university has a 4-4 teaching load (most often implemented with a two or three-course preparation). Required Qualifications: Prefer a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, but will consider candidates with a Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociology, Public Policy, Political Science or other closely related fields. A law degree is not considered an appropriate terminal degree for this position. Doctoral students who are ABD and who are nearing completion of the dissertation will also be considered.
Applicants should be strongly committed to social justice, excellence in teaching and mentoring, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education. Preferred Qualifications: The focus of this position is a progressive analytical view of the legal system, including the implications for fairness as well as racial, ethnic, gender and class equity. Examples of areas of preferred specialization include wrongful convictions, prosecutorial & judicial misconduct, plea bargaining, eyewitness identification, false confessions, felony disenfranchisement, juvenile prosecutions & sentencing, dynamics and effects of mandatory sentencing, life without parole, death penalty, or any other related specializations. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit at least one substantive writing sample, preferably from an area of research or teaching specialization.