Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Cheney, WA
Jan 17, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Sociology and Justice Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice to begin September 2018.

The Criminal Justice program is an interdisciplinary professional program grounded in the liberal arts. It offers classes from various academic disciplines, including sociology, political science, psychology, and criminal justice. It prepares students for vocations in law enforcement, corrections, the juvenile justice system, and criminal justice investigation. The program is a part of the College of Social Sciences, which offers opportunities for creative interdisciplinary course work and research.

We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching and advising as well as scholarly potential. The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into a departmental community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.


The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities involving a variety of Criminal Justice courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Statistics for Social Sciences, and other classes depending on the candidate's expertise and the needs of the department. Teaching responsibilities will include advising students majoring in Criminal Justice. Teaching activities may include the following related responsibilities:

  • Participate in developing new and online classes, and be responsible for supervising internships and advising Criminal Justice majors; and/or
  • Engage in curriculum review and revision of existing courses and help explore the creation of new courses based on the candidate's expertise and the Criminal Justice program's needs.

Faculty responsibilities include maintaining an active research and scholarship agenda, and engaging in service to the school, college, university and community.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2018.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered, but must have doctoral completion by September 1, 2018.
  • Teaching experience is required; preference may be given to candidates with one or more years teaching experience at the instructor level.
  • Commitment to an active research agenda
  • Demonstrated teaching, research, and critical engagement in gender, race, and/or class inequalities.
  • Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural diversity, universal accessibility, community engagement, and social justice


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