Assistant Professor - Criminology

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of Criminology

The Department of Criminology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2020. The specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach existing courses in the Department's curriculum and develop courses based on the candidate's area(s) of expertise and needs of the Department.

Description of Position and Qualifications:

Candidates for the position should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and should be able to support campus-wide initiatives including mentored undergraduate research and community engagement. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including prior experience teaching in-person college-level courses and a clearly defined research agenda. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester, although faculty members can submit competitive proposals for course reduction. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to advise a cohort of students beginning in the second year.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related discipline at the time of the appointment; ABD's will be considered only if the degree will be granted by the time of appointment. J.D.'s will not meet this requirement.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution, to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive research program, and to encouraging and engaging highly motivated undergraduates in intensive, individual work both inside and outside the classroom (e.g., undergraduate research or independent study). Faculty members also have service responsibilities within the College.

About the Department of Criminology and The College of New Jersey

The Department has five tenure-line faculty members and approximately 220 majors. For more information about the Department, please visit

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

To be Considered for the Position:

Candidates for the position must submit a portfolio containing: 1) a cover letter describing qualifications and goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) an unofficial transcript from the applicant's doctoral program, 4) up to two sample publications, 5) a statement of pedagogical philosophy, and 6) teaching evaluations or a summary thereof, if possible. All documents should be in PDF format and total less than 10 mb. Only complete portfolios submitted online will be considered. In addition, applicants should ask three references to send a letter of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to Dr. Margaret E. Leigey, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly ; the applicant's name should be included in the subject line of the e-mail. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct further inquiries to Dr. Margaret E. Leigey, Chair of the Department of Criminology, at

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.




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Job No: 1342Y
Posted: 8/12/2019
Application Due: 10/11/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable