Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

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Position Type Faculty, Tenure Track Classification Title Assistant Professor Position's Functional Title Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Position Start Date 08/12/2019 Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary

The Criminal Justice Program at Governors State University (University Park, IL) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Criminal Justice at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall 2019 semester.

We seek a Criminal Justice scholar with teaching or research interests in public policy as it relates to the impact of social location or inclusion, reintegration, and social justice. Candidates should be proficient in their teaching ability and show evidence of the potential for a strong record of scholarship. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Public Administration, or a closely related discipline by August 15, 2019.

The Criminal Justice Program is one of the largest programs at Governors State University with close to 260 undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A.) students. We offer joint degree option with a Master’s in Public Administration (M.P.A.). Our faculty are dedicated to advancing the teaching, research, and service missions of the university.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing a major transition recently as we are now a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer students, and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and is working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and other strategies that make our undergraduate coursework come alive, including a focus on ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every freshman class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields and Interdisciplinary Leadership.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Minimum Qualifications

1.Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Public Administration or closely associated discipline.
2.Teaching or research interest in public policy as it relates to the impact of social location on inclusion, reintegration, and social justice.
3.Experiences in research design methods as evidenced by publications or teaching history
4.Teaching experience at undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

1.Teaching experience at graduate level.
2.Experience with teaching online courses.
3.Experiences in qualitative and quantitative research design methods as evidenced by publications or teaching history.
4.The ability to contribute to programs in Public Administration, Political Science, and/or Sociology/Anthropology.

Posting Date 08/15/2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled No Posting Number FA0215P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
    • ABD
  2. * What academic discipline did you earn your degree(s) in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience teaching at the college/university level?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have experience in developing and/or teaching online (web-based) courses?
    • No
    • No but interested and able to do so
    • Yes I have taught online courses
    • Yes I have developed online courses
    • Yes, I have developed and taught online courses
Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Other2
  3. Other3
  4. Other4
  5. Letter of Recommendation




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Posted: 12/29/2018
Application Due: 2/28/2019
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