Criminology - Assistant Professor

Job description

Title: Criminology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Status: Tenure Track
Start: Fall 2020 (August 2020)

The Department of Criminology in the College of Social Sciences seeks applicants for one tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Criminology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. The candidate should be able to teach core courses in criminology, with additional expertise in any of the following areas: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Victimology, or Forensic Behavioral Sciences. Research expertise in the area of Law Enforcement is preferred; however, all areas will be considered. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, advising and mentoring Criminology students, participating in program development, actively engaging in research and problem-solving activities, grant writing, and committee service at all levels of University governance. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:
California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
A Ph.D. in either Criminology, Criminal Justice or a closely-related Social Science discipline earned from an accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the Ph.D. (ABD) may be considered. For employment in a tenure-track position the candidate's doctorate must be completed by 8/1/2020. Candidates with a terminal degree of J.D., or Ed.D. are not eligible for this position.

Required Experience:
1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;

Preferred Experience:
1. Demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching at the university level (experience as an evaluated graduate teaching assistant is acceptable);
2. Record of scholarly presentations and/or publications; and
3. Demonstrate research expertise in the area of Law Enforcement, but if not, expertise in any aspect of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and/or closely related fields will be considered.

Application Procedures:
To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/18/2019; review of applications may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes May 1, 2020.

Apply online at:

Attach the following:
1. Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications and experience;
2. Curriculum vitae;
3. Names and contact information of three professional references; and
4. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:
1. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months)
2. Official transcripts (doctoral)

Committee Information and Search process:
Search Chair: Dr. Hollianne Marshall
Department of Criminology
College of Social Science
Email: [email protected]

About Fresno State
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News and World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the Department:
The Department of Criminology serves the San Joaquin Valley of Central California and the expanding global community (including University students from 90 nations) by offering a quality educational opportunity for students at the academic certificate, minor, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. The Department of Criminology is privileged to have a fast-growing undergraduate population, offering a Criminology major (which requires undergraduate students to select one of three options: Corrections, Law Enforcement, or Victimology ), and a Forensic Behavioral Sciences Major. The Department's graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in Criminology. The Fresno State Department of Criminology is among the oldest and finest Criminology programs on the West Coast. For more information on the Department of Criminology at Fresno State University, refer to the following URL:

Other Campus Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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Posted: 10/2/2019
Application Due: 5/21/2020
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