Chair of Criminology

Job description

The College of Social Sciences of the University of West Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Criminology to begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be a teacher of excellence and an accomplished scholar. She or he should possess the ability to lead a diverse department that houses several academic programs and hold a record of commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The chair will serve as a member of the College of Social Sciences Administrative Council and be responsible for administrative leadership of a department with 16 full-time faculty, 1 full-time staff, 650+ majors in an undergraduate program that can be completed face-to-face or fully-online, and a growing master’s degree program. 

Qualified applicants must meet criteria for the rank of full professor at the time of appointment. The chair position is a renewable 12-month contract. A Ph.D. in criminology/criminal justice or a closely related field and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and leadership are required.

UWG is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the USG system. On a residential campus with over 13,000 students, UWG offers more than 100 degree programs. UWG is located in Carrollton Georgia, just 45 minutes west of Atlanta. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is a cultural, educational, health care, and commercial center for the west Georgia region. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the academic and administrative qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, contact information for five references, and a statement on leadership philosophy to Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] 

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit to a criminal background check. We welcome applications from women and minorities. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act  institution.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.




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Posted: 6/29/2018
Application Due: 8/28/2018
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