Assistant Professor Criminology & Criminal Justice

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00118PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor Criminology & Criminal JusticeCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Criminology and Criminal JusticeAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020.

Assistant Professors carry a teaching load of 2 courses per semester, including offerings at the undergraduate and, as needed, graduate levels. They will also maintain an active research agenda, mentor and supervise students, and provide service to the Department, College, University, community and discipline. Applicants should show clear promise of important scholarly research, effective teaching, and meaningful community engagement. Area of expertise is open.

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers programs leading to bachelors, masters and PhD degrees. For more information about the Department, please visit the website at

Required Education and Experience

Candidates must have either a Ph.D. in criminology or criminal justice, or an earned doctorate in a related social science discipline. This is an entry-level position; ABDs will be considered, but it is expected that the Ph.D. will be in hand prior to the date of appointment—August 15, 2020. Candidates with only a law degree (JD, LLM, SJD) will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in criminology or criminal justice, or an earned doctorate in a related social science discipline.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date08/16/2020Job Open Date09/11/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

The position will remain open until filled. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 11, 2019

Candidates should be prepared to upload a cover letter that describes their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae and the names and email addressess of 3 references.
Inquiries about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. John Burrow at [email protected]

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Supporting Documents
    2. Letter of Recommendation 1
    3. Letter of Recommendation 2
    4. Letter of Recommendation 3




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    Posted: 9/12/2019
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