Associate Professor, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies

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Position Title Associate Professor, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies Position Status Full-time Tenure Tenure Track Rank Associate Professor Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Justice Law and Public Safety Studies. This faculty member will also hold department chair responsibilities. Courses are offered in traditional, accelerated, and online formats, and the Department has partnership agreements with several community colleges.


Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

-Teach one course each semester in one of the Justice Law and Public Safety Studies degree programs

Department Chair Responsibilities:
The Department Chair is the department’s chief academic and administrative officer and is responsible for its strategic vision, academic programs, budget, faculty recruitment, course assignments, mentoring and assessment of instruction. Also responsible for:
-Faculty development, curriculum development and creative promotion of programs
-Excellence in teaching, service, and professional growth and scholarship
-Teaching classes in a manner that will promote academic excellence
-Supervising faculty members in their assigned functions, including advising and counseling students
-Creating and maintaining a positive, student-centered and caring academic atmosphere

The Chair also oversees and evaluates the work of staff in the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in Criminal Justice or closely related discipline. Should have a record of academic and related professional achievement, service, and scholarship. The candidate must have effective administrative and leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to diversity, and dedication to the department’s and the university’s mission. Should have the ability to work, and interest in working effectively with: faculty members from various disciplines; college and university administrators; students; alumni; and external stakeholders, such as community colleges, criminal justice agencies, and other external partners.

Preferred Qualifications Essential Duties Work hours

Full time; faculty have nine-month contracts. The faculty member serving as department chair will have a reduced teaching load and receive additional compensation during the nine-month faculty contract and for work performed during the summer. Under the University By-Laws, chair assignments are reviewed every three years.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00161 Posting Date 10/04/2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have PhD in Criminal Justice or Criminology or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Other Documents
  3. Transcripts
  4. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 1/3/2019
    Application Due: 3/22/2019
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