Assistant Professor

University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia
Oct 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Criminology at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2018. While the specialty area is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who have an expertise on issues related to legal studies.


The department is a top-five major with over 650 undergraduates and approximately 30 graduate students housed in the College of Social Sciences. Located 45 miles west of Atlanta in the city of Carrollton, the University of West Georgia aspires to be sought after as the best place to work, learn, and succeed. Interested applicants are invited to visit the department website at


Candidates will be required to teach both face-to-face and fully online courses. A Ph.D. in Criminology/Criminal Justice or a related field is required. ABDs will be considered if a Ph.D. is completed by time of appointment. A J.D. alone is not sufficient for this position. Successful candidates need a strong commitment to teaching, an active research agenda, and a willingness to serve the department, college, and university.


Review of applications begins November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please e-mail in PDF format (preferably in a single file) the following materials to Dr. Brittani McNeal, search committee chair, at 1) cover letter addressing qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy, and 4) research agenda. Please send three letters of reference to the same email.


UWG is a University System of Georgia comprehensive, doctorate-granting institution of more than 13,000 students and an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. The department seeks applications from a broad spectrum of individuals, including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, USG Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. Position is contingent upon funding.

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