Assistant Professor in Criminology

Wilmington, North Carolina
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Criminology
Department: Sociology & Criminology - 32450
Vacancy Number: 16F-134
Position Number: 6178
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of Sociology and Criminology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Criminology to begin August 2018.

Minimum Requirements:
A PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice or Sociology in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required. ABD’s will be considered however terminal degree must be granted prior to August 2018.

Preferred Qualifications:
We are seeking to hire a generalist in criminology who complements our existing strengths. Preference may be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in criminological theory. Applicants should show evidence of a strong, independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching. There is an expectation for teaching in our graduate program, as well as contributing to our core undergraduate curriculum. Interest or experience in online teaching is also desirable

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The department has 21 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 undergraduate majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminology (general and public), and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester. Information about the department can be found at

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
To apply, please complete the online application process including a brief cover letter of application stating teaching, research and professional interests (‘Cover Letter’), Curriculum Vita, Summary of Research, a sample research paper, a statement of teaching philosophy (‘Teaching Philosophy’) and contact information (including e-mail address) for three current professional references. Cover letters should be addressed to the Search Committee and submitted with the online application – not e-mailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred. Applications must be received no later than November 22, 2017 to receive full consideration.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 10/04/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/22/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Search Committee Chair

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