Assistant or Associate Professor in Criminal Justice

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Aug 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2018. We are seeking qualified candidates in the areas of race or immigration, and criminal justice. 


The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, applicants will hold an academic doctoral degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology or a related field; however, exceptional A.B.D. candidates will also be considered with an expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 15, 2019.  A J.D. is not an appropriate terminal degree for this faculty position. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law. Responsibilities include scholarly research/publishing, effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours per semester. Candidates for Associate Professor must have an established record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank. 


Salary, Rank and Tenure:  The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching.  The salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.


Application Procedure:  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an initial online faculty application referring to posting number 0709727. To do this, visit ( where you must submit a complete application packet by uploading the requisite documents, which include: 1) letter of application; 2) teaching philosophy; 3) research agenda; 4) curriculum vitae; and 5) the names and contact details of 3 references. Your file will be considered incomplete until all required items are uploaded and will not be reviewed until complete. If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Cara Rabe-Hemp (


The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences: The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences (CJS) has built a strong reputation for scholarly work in the field of criminology, criminal justice, law, and social justice, while maintaining a commitment to teaching, collegiality, and service. Over the past decade, we have undergone consistent growth and diversification. Today we have approximately 485 undergraduate students, 16 full-time faculty members and a growing Master’s degree program with approximately 35 students. Our staff includes an academic advisor, office manager, support specialist, and director of undergraduate studies/enrollment management. For more information about our program visit: (


Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology:  Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois.  There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University.  Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Also visit the University’s points of pride at ( Illinois State made U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings of America’s best public national universities based on academic quality and excellence.  The Chronicle of Higher Education named Illinois State University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for a third year in a row.  The College of Applied Science and Technology ( is home to a variety of disciplines, which include: Department of Agriculture, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, the School of Information Technology, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, the Department of Military Science and Department of Technology.


Bloomington-Normal Community:  Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters.  The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime.  Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed.  Bloomington was placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live and was ranked #2 on Kiplinger’s list of Top 10 cities in the US. Normal was ranked #3 on the list of Best Small College Towns in America by College Values Online.  Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.” Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. For more information on our community, please visit (


Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Minority/Women/Disability/Veteran.