Assistant Professor - Environmental Criminology

Gainesville FL
Sep 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Professor - Environmental Criminology

Job Description:

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida is inviting applications for a 9-month Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2018. We seek scholars who conduct research on the relationship of crime to the biophysical environment. Successful applicants will contribute to both of our programs by demonstrable scholarly expertise in one or more of these fields: Conservation Criminology, Green Criminology, Environmental Health, Wildlife Crimes, and Environmental Justice. Applicants who can also offer scholarly contributions to race-ethnicity are preferred. Successful applicants will show evidence of an ability to mentor graduate students and to maintain an excellent record of research, including the potential to obtain extramural funding, commensurate with their career stage.

The Department has over 1,000 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate students in the Sociology and Criminology Programs. More information about the Department and its programs can be found at


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD).


Advertised Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates should have their Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or a related social science field and have degree-in-hand at the time of hiring.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted on-line at (search job 504637) and must include a CV, a letter of application that includes a statement of your research agenda and teaching philosophy, a writing sample, samples of peer or student teaching evaluations (as available), and a statement on a commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and service. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letter. The committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and/or hiring authority.


All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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