Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology—Search #67695
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences/Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is an interdisciplinary department that provides a comprehensive examination of justice, crime, and the law. The program offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology that enrolls over 400 majors. The department also houses both an in-person and online Master of Science
(MS) program in Criminal Justice and Criminology as well as an online Graduate Certificate in
Cybercrime. Teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs is expected.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair, the Assistant Professor position requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in Criminal Justice or Criminology, Sociology, or other closely related field, by August 1, 2019.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching and research.
• Effective communication skills.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• College or university teaching experience (part-time experience is permissible).
• Specialization areas are open; however, candidates who have strengths in teaching and research in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: Research Methods/ Statistics, Victimology, Policing, Homeland Security/Terrorism, Sentencing, or Cybercrime.
• Active research agenda and willingness to engage in funded and applied research.

Screening of applications begins April 12, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Laurie Gould, Search Chair, Search #67695
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-1397

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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Posted: 3/11/2019
Application Due: 9/27/2019
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