Assistant Professor, Criminology

Job description

Job Category: Faculty
Type of Position: Tenure-Track
Full Consideration Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
Advertising Started on: Thursday, August 2, 2018
College: College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology


Position Details

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Service Schedule: Academic Year
Position Description: The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminology position to begin August 2019. We seek candidates whose primary teaching and research interests are in the area of policing. The position will include teaching in both face-to-face and online formats. The ideal candidate will teach Police and Society and will be able to design other courses focused on policing/law enforcement that compliment our current offerings. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Candidates are expected to work positively with faculty, staff, and students across the department; exhibit a strong commitment to high quality teaching and student engagement; develop and maintain an active research agenda; and provide departmental and university service.

The criminology program at UNI is unique for its commitment to train Iowans to work in the criminal justice system in Iowa. We offer a broad mix of theoretical and applied courses that encourage academic, professional, and personal success. We seek to challenge students to think critically, communicate effectively, and contribute professionally. We prepare students to interact effectively with diverse populations with a sense of open mindedness, respect, and cultural awareness. The criminology program is a growing program with a well-established traditional BA in criminology. We also recently added a new optional emphasis in criminal justice within the traditional BA and an online degree for students transferring from 2-year colleges (BAS degree). We are currently in the process of developing an online BA degree.

The criminology program is housed within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. Department faculty are committed to the principles of a liberal arts education. We promote a learning environment where students are taught to value cultural diversity and pluralism and to engage in critical analysis of social structure and processes. The department is comprised of 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty and is located in a renovated building that includes a state-of-the-art active learning technology classroom.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
Education Requirements: Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology with an emphasis in criminology/criminal justice, or related field required. A Juris Doctorate is not sufficient for this position.
Required Qualification: Required qualifications include teaching and research specializations in policing; prior experience designing and teaching at least one course at the undergraduate level; and willingness to teach both face-to-face and online courses.
Desirable Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with secondary specialization focusing on historically marginalized populations based on race, class, gender, immigration status, mental health status, etc.; and prior online teaching experience.

Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents: Curriculum Vita Teaching Portfolio Writing Sample
Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position.
Number of References: 3
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact Information

Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact: Kimberly Baker - [email protected]
Bartlett Hall 2128
Phone: 319-273-7456
Department URL:

Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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Posted: 8/5/2018
Application Due: 10/4/2018
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