ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Location
Columbus, Georgia
Posted
Mar 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. This position is available August, 2018.

Candidates must possess a demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising along with an active research agenda. Candidates must possess a demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, advising, and mentoring along with a desire to be actively engaged in the community. Specialization within the field of Criminal Justice should include a strong emphasis on social justice, theory, and justice administration. The selected candidate may be called upon to teach both introductory courses and upper-level/graduate courses each semester. Normal teaching load is four classes per semester and may include courses in introductory criminal justice, criminal justice reforms, cultural diversity, and ethics. This position will also assist and act as a liaison between the Department of Criminal Justice and the Command College as well as instruct courses in judicial administration (MPSA).

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related discipline. ABDs will be considered, but degree must be completed by the effective date of appointment. The ideal candidate should have college-level teaching experience, evidence of scholarly contributions to the fields of criminal justice and/or criminology and a commitment to undergraduate student research. The successful candidate will use active learning strategies which increase student engagement in the learning process. Candidates with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of research methods and statistics are especially encouraged to apply.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.                                                                     

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Contact information of three persons willing to provide letters of reference.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.   

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Gill, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to gill_kimberly1@columbusstate.edu.