Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Vermillion, South Dakota
Apr 04, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Criminal Justice Studies Program at the University of South Dakota invites applicants for a full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant to Associate Professor rank. Area of specialization is law enforcement. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to teach corrections or penology and may be asked to deliver some courses online.

The University of South Dakota is the state's flagship liberal arts institution with a "higher research" (R2) Carnegie Classification. We seek a candidate who possesses a commitment to excellence in teaching, student mentoring, and research within the context of a strong liberal arts program. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, share in the work of a vibrant department and apply his or her professional expertise in the service of the university, community and discipline. The CJUS program enjoys major endowments that support faculty research and extensive international/domestic off-campus study opportunities for its majors.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in criminal justice on the date of appointment. A J.D. or master's degree alone is insufficient qualification for this position. This is a nine-month, tenure track position with a start date of August 22, 2018.

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

Applications MUST be submitted on-line at A complete application consists of a letter of application, current resume, unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, teaching portfolio (course evaluations, philosophy of teaching statement, and/or sample syllabi), and at least one article-length writing sample.  Materials that cannot be uploaded should be sent to Dr. William D. Richardson c/o the Criminal Justice Search Committee.

Questions may be directed to Criminal Justice Search Committee, Department of Political
Science and Criminal Justice, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street,
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390, 605/677-5242 or

The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.