Assistant Professor - Juvenile Justice and Criminal Law

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Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: SOG Sch of Government - 375100

Appointment Type: Tenured/Tenure Track

Vacancy ID: FAC0002311

Position Summary: The UNC School of Government seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member to specialize in juvenile justice, with a secondary focus in criminal law. The juvenile justice system adjudicates cases in which juveniles are alleged to be delinquent or "undisciplined." Juvenile justice is an area of major interest nationally, and North Carolina is currently making significant changes to its juvenile justice system. The faculty member in this position will be expected to focus primarily on juvenile justice and will also work in the related area of criminal law. Like other faculty positions at the School of Government, this position will emphasize practical scholarship that benefits North Carolina's public officials. Because the faculty member will focus on working with public officials, there will not be extensive contact with traditional degree-seeking students. Instead, the faculty member will be expected to write for, advise, plan courses for, and teach officials involved in North Carolina's court system, including judges, magistrates, prosecutors and defenders. The faculty member also will work with officials involved in the juvenile justice system, including law enforcement officers, sheriffs and personnel employed by the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice. The faculty member will also likely have the opportunity to be involved with the legislative process by assisting legislative staff and legislators with research and drafting. The faculty member is expected to be hired at the rank of assistant professor and will be eligible for tenure consideration as provided in the School and UNC policies. Faculty appointments at the School of Government are for 12 months, rather than the 9-month academic year. Work will be centered in Chapel Hill, but will require some travel around the state. Background: Established as the Institute of Government in 1931, the School of Government UNC-Chapel Hill has 46 faculty members and its mission is to improve the lives of North Carolinians through engaged scholarship that helps public officials understand and improve state and local government. For more information about the School's mission and history, visit ( The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page:

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Education Requirements: J.D.

Qualification and Experience: Excellent writing skills, strong academic background, and a commitment to public service required. Work experience in juvenile justice and/or criminal law is preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Maura Murphy, Asst. Dean of HR

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

Special Instructions for Applicants: Position will remain open until filled. Anticipated starting date of July 1, 2018. To apply, submit a resume, writing sample, references and a cover letter describing your interest in the position. Applications must be submitted online at: For more information, contact the recruiting committee chair: Aimee Wall, School of Government; CB# 3330, Knapp-Sanders Building; UNC-Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330 or [email protected]




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Posted: 2/17/2018
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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