Assistant Professor - Sociology/Criminal Justice

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Criminology/Criminal Justice:  The Department of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020 pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in areas of criminology and/or criminal justice, broadly defined (see below). Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology or Criminal Justice (exceptional ABDs may be considered), and, for the second position, field experience in the criminal justice field.

  • For the first position, we are seeking a quantitative criminologist/sociologist with a criminology/criminal justice emphasis. Specific teaching assignments would include Introduction to Criminal Justice and Quantitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice, though the candidate should also be able to teach Introduction to Sociology, Criminology, as well as other survey-level criminal justice courses. The area of research emphasis is open.
  • For the second position, we are seeking a criminologist/criminal justice expert with significant field experience. Specific teaching assignments would include Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology, though the candidate should also be able to teach courses that align with our department’s need. The successful candidate will be able to integrate their professional experience with coursework and will also actively pursue a research agenda, area of emphasis is also open.
  • Both positions will have the opportunity to develop a range of intermediate and upper level courses including social justice and/or criminal justice electives in support of our large and growing criminal justice major.

Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly and/or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising also are requirements for tenure and promotion.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College is developing initiatives to assure that each student develops intellectual and practical capacities to do good in the world and live a good life. Hartwick features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Candidates should review Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement.

Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is also committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing a thorough background check.

To apply, please send:

  • a cover letter specifying position preference and addressing teaching philosophy, research interests, and commitments to diversity;
  • a curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional letters of reference;
  • evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence or the potential for it.

The letter should be addressed to Professors Ryan Ceresola and Amy Forster Rothbart, Search Co-Chairs, and all materials must be sent electronically to [email protected] with Criminology/Criminal Justice in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on September 13, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 8/20/2019
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