Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (F682)

Job description

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Position Tracking Number: F682

School/College: School of Behavioral & Applied Sciences

Department: Criminal Justice

Location: Azusa Campus


The Department of Criminal Justice seeks a full-time faculty person to join a fast growing, vibrant undergraduate program. Area of specialization is open. Applicants with experience advising first generation college students, participation in service learning activities, and candidates from under represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to teach a range of undergraduate criminal justice core courses, share in departmental activities (including advising/mentoring students, program assessment, participate in student recruitment/retention activities, etc.), actively participate in scholarship, and in department and university life. Ideally, applicants will have an active research agenda (commensurate with rank), experience teaching, a dedicated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, and seek to contribute to a growing major.

Specialization: Open


  • Teach criminal justice core and elective courses, utilizing high impact practices and active learning strategies
  • Active involvement in scholarship and scholarly community
  • Participate in department and university service
  • May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.

Level: Assistant / Associate Professor

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Criminology (or closely related field) preferred, ABD will be considered. Candidates must be able to communicate their Christian faith and how they integrate faith in teaching, research and service. (Faculty are required to sign a "Statement of Faith" available at http://www/ and adhere to policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook)

Experience: Excellence in university teaching, a strong Christian commitment, experience in service to a university, evidence of scholarly research activity (commensurate with rank) in the field of criminology/criminal justice.

Workload: Full time faculty position in criminal justice.

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
  • Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at, to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure:

To apply, visit Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.




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Job No: F682
Posted: 1/31/2018
Application Due: 4/1/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable