Asst Professor of Criminology, Dept of Sociology & Criminology
The Department of Sociology and Criminology is a department of active, productive scholars in the Division of Social Sciences with strong ties to the University's College of Law, Graduate School of Social Work, and other professional schools. We offer BA degrees in sociology and criminology. For information about our department, please visit here. The University of Denver and Department of Sociology and Criminology value inclusive excellence, a commitment by all constituents to create a transformative academic experience that embraces and engages diverse perspectives and communities. Faculty and students in our department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. For more information about inclusive excellence, please visit here.
The Department of Sociology and Criminology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2018. Applications are sought from candidates with a strong record of scholarship and teaching in Criminology. Areas of specialization are open but preference will be given to candidates who can contribute courses to the University's common curriculum (i.e., Criminology) as well as new electives for Criminology majors. For a list of current Criminology electives, please visit here.
- Ability to teach five classes over three quarters per academic year, including First-Year and Advanced Seminars, core departmental courses, and department electives in the candidate's specialty area.
- Publish regularly (in scholarly publications).
- Present research at scholarly conferences.
- Provide service to the department and university, including work on various committees (e.g., the department's Committee of the Whole).
- Provide students with year-long mentoring and academic advising.
- Continuation and development of new scholarly and research interests.
- May occasionally supervise additional independent studies or directed research.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Expertise in Criminology.
- Excellent communication skills for classroom teaching, student advising, and mentoring.
- Excellent writing skills for publishing research findings.
- Strong mathematical skills.
- Extremely high reasoning ability is of the utmost importance given the extent and complexity of a faculty member's role.
- Strong people skills, along with the ability to work effectively with all types of people.
- Basic word processing and computer-related skills.
- Ability to listen and effectively communicate verbally with students, faculty and administrative colleagues, and staff.
- Ability to write extensively.
- Ability to travel to professional meetings.
- PhD in sociology, criminology or related field prior to or within the first year of appointment. The title of Instructor will be held until all degree requirements are completed. Applicants that are initially ABD will be considered.
- Experience teaching university undergraduates.
- PhD in sociology, criminology or a related field.
- Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.
The Recruitment Committee will begin review of applications on September 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Lisa Pasko, Criminology Recruitment Committee Chair at
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Letter of interest that describes teaching interests and other qualifications.
- Curriculum vitae that specifies specialization and comprehensive exam areas.
- Sample(s) of scholarship.
- Evidence of teaching excellence (this can include, but is not limited to, sample syllabi, sample assignments, sample grading rubrics, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), a list of courses taught previously, a list of courses that could be taught, and any other artifacts of teaching excellence).
- One-page statement describing how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence.
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference with the candidate's name in the subject line.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.