Assistant Professor of Sociology (NTT Online Criminology/Criminal Justice)

La Verne
Jul 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of La Verne

Assistant Professor of Sociology (NTT Online Criminology/Criminal Justice)

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a non-tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position to begin Fall 2017 with teaching expectations beginning Spring 2018. The department is seeking an exemplary teacher with online teaching experience who can contribute to instruction in, and the development of, a new online criminology and criminal justice major. All criminological and criminal justice specialties will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach classes in the following areas: juvenile delinquency, introduction to criminology, criminal justice systems, law and society, forensic investigation, correctional systems, research methods, or statistics. The successful candidate will teach eight courses per academic year across both the online and traditional programs. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. The University of La Verne is very proud of its diverse student body and fortunate to be located in one of the most dynamic and culturally rich areas of the United States, only thirty minutes east of Los Angeles. Members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Specific Duties:

In addition to teaching eight courses per academic year and working with the Program Chair to develop and administer the new online criminology and criminal justice program, the successful candidate will attend department meetings and advise criminology students on campus, and criminology and criminal justice students online. Once the online criminology and criminal justice program is established, the candidate will assist the Program Chair in limited administrative duties related to the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice or related terminal degree with a combination of substantive professional experience in criminology, criminal justice, or administration of justice which merits consideration will be required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions: Review of applications for this position will continue until the position is filled. Priority application deadline: Monday, July 10, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter of interest describing your teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches, curriculum vita, evidence of developing online courses and assessment of these courses, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including several recent course evaluations and course syllabi, if available), and the names and contact information for three referees. The teaching statement should include specific courses in criminology and criminal justice that the applicant has taught, or is prepared and qualified to teach, as well as a description of any previous online experience.
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