Visiting Professor, Criminal Justice

Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Summary: Governors State University seeks applicants for a one-year visiting position with the possibility of renewal for a second year holding a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely related field. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Criminal Justice BA and MA programs. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach courses on race and the criminal justice system. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicagoa€™s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition this year as we are now are a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. Through its Strategic Plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the universitya€™s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and other strategies that make our undergraduate coursework come alive: ethics, citizenship, innovative thinking. Every freshman class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. Our GSU offers a wide variety of mastera€™s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. MA/MS in Criminal Justice or PhD in related field. 2. Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. PhD in Criminal Justice 2. Teaching and/or professional experience in race and criminal justice. 3. Evidence of teaching excellence 4. Experience with first-generation, culturally diverse, and non-traditional students

Work Schedule:

Type of Position Being Requested: Visiting Professor

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: FA0133P