Assistant Professor 9 Mo

Job description

Criminology Sociology Geography

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 1/27/2019

Type of Employment: Faculty

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:
The Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography at Arkansas State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Criminology beginning Fall 2019.

The Assistant Professor of Criminology and Sociology must be able to teach and conduct research in criminology, sociology, and/or criminal justice. All areas within the discipline will be considered. Must perform service for their respective professions and community, and participate in the management of the University through shared governance. Each member of the faculty has the duty to deliver instruction and maintain a learning environment consistent with the highest standards of the profession. The faculty has a responsibility to set degree requirements, assess when they are met, and establish and maintain curricula that meet professional standards and fulfill the educational goals of the University.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated experience in teaching and conducting research in the broad areas of Policing or Courts in order to complement the department’s current areas of focus
  • Teach Graduate Level Courses.
  • The normal teaching load is nine hours (three courses) per semester
  • Other duties as assigned



Graduate-level competence in Criminology, Sociology, and Geography related specialty areas.

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance

The Department of Criminology consists of 13 full-time faculty members whose research interests include social justice, rural and urban drug markets, transnational and domestic terrorism, and political violence.

Currently working on a number of grants, faculty members are encouraged to seek out research funding and are rewarded for doing so by the university.

Located in the burgeoning city of Jonesboro, Arkansas State University is a public institution with over 14,000 students. Jonesboro is conveniently located within driving distance to Memphis, TN, Little Rock and Hot Springs Arkansas, and numerous State and National Parks.

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or closely related discipline conferred by the time of appointment

ABDs will be given full consideration; a Ph.D. in Criminology or Criminal Justice is preferred.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.










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Job No:
Posted: 1/4/2019
Application Due: 3/5/2019
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