Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

University Park
Oct 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Summary: The Governors State University Criminal Justice Program invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.The successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, mentoring of non-traditional or diverse student populations, evidence of a potential or distinguished record of scholarship as well as community service via projects, committees and/or leadership roles. In accordance with the statutory provisions included in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Governors State University shall not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination or harassment, on the basis of a persona€™s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor as prohibited by law, rule or regulation. Governors State University is committed to equal rights and will ensure that staff and students may work, learn, and study in an environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence or other harassment based on sex. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive in Chicagoa€™s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate/graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the universitya€™s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers five doctoral degrees in clinical/practice areas of health, counseling and education. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include: · PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, or closely associated discipline · Teaching or research interest in community-based criminal justice theories and practices with a focus on the impact of race and gender on inclusion and reintegration, and social justice · Experiences in qualitative and quantitative research design methods as evidenced by publications or teaching history · Teaching experience at undergraduate or graduate level

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications: · Experience with curriculum development · Experience with teaching and development of online courses . The ability to contribute to programs in Black Studies, Latinx Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, and/or Gender and Sexuality Studies

Work Schedule:

Type of Position Being Requested: Faculty, Tenure Track

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: FA0163P

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