Associate Professor of Criminal Justice / Department Chair (rank open)

Oswego, New York
Aug 24, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Public Justice at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenured position (rank open).

Posting Date: August 23, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment: August 2018

Description of Responsibilities: Duties include chairing the department, teaching core and elective courses, scholarly activity and publication, student advisement, assessment, and active participation in departmental and college committees.  In addition to teaching a range of core courses, the candidate will teach elective courses according to area of specialization. Some instruction may be online. 

In addition, the candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to provide mentorship to junior faculty and to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: PhD or terminal degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field.  Demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching effectiveness commensurate with the appropriate rank and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership and/or administrative roles within a university or college setting.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who can teach a wide range of courses. Professional experience in criminal justice is highly desirable. Online teaching experience is also desirable.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at the institution, unofficial copies of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Dr. Paul Tomascak, Search Committee Chair


Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department:  Public Justice is a multidisciplinary liberal arts department based in the social and behavioral sciences with a focus on criminal justice. The program hosts nearly 400 majors and minors. The faculty comprises six full-time and several part-time instructors.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

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