Assistant Professor

Job description


The Department of Criminology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 10-month, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position starting August 2018.

We are seeking a broadly trained generalist, who is strongly committed to high quality teaching and deep student engagement in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. In addition to teaching an introductory-level course in criminology, the successful candidate should be able to teach courses in at least three of the following areas: juvenile delinquency, victimology, white-collar crime, cybersecurity, principles of forensic science, comparative criminology, policing, or judicature. The teaching load is seven courses during the academic year. However, we anticipate no more than four different course preparations during the academic year.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field; JDs and advanced ABDs will also be considered. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including prior experience teaching in-person college-level criminology courses. The College of New Jersey is committed to inclusion and diversity. Consequently, the successful candidate should be able to articulate how he/she would be able to model these values and successfully navigate a diverse campus community.

To apply, compile a single PDF file containing the items listed below and apply online submitting:

  • Cover letter describing qualifications and teaching interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness including sample syllabi
  • Unofficial graduate transcript

Three confidential letters of recommendation are required, including at least one addressing teaching effectiveness. Letters should be emailed directly to Margaret E. Leigey, Chair of the Department of Criminology, at Please include the name of the candidate in the subject line.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

About the Criminology Department and TCNJ

The Criminology Department has five full-time, tenure-line faculty members and approximately 200 majors. For more information about the department, including course descriptions, visit

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.




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Job No: 1342Y
Posted: 4/27/2018
Application Due: 6/26/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable