Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Job Code 752IHE

Wayne, New Jersey
Aug 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Sociology to start Fall 2018. All areas of specialization in criminology and criminal justice will be considered depending on department need, with preference for candidates who specialize in areas not already supported by existing faculty expertise in the department (these areas include corrections, victimology, intimate partner violence, and the sociology of law).

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, to pursuing an active research agenda, and to service to the department and the campus community. The successful candidate will also be able and willing to teach courses in research methods and/or data analysis.

A Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice, is required. A J.D. is not an appropriate terminal degree for this position. Advanced ABD candidates who meet all other criteria may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor; the degree must, however, be completed by time of review for reappointment to a second year in early 2019.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Debra Wilson Brown, Department of Sociology with PDF attachment to or via mail to her attention to William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission is preferred. Must reference the Job Code in both the subject of email and letter of application. For electronic submissions, when possible, please submit application materials in PDF format and name files as Lastname, Firstname CV; Lastname Firstname Cover, etc.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University visit

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.