Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenure Track)

Job description

Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenure Track)

FLSA Status:


Posted Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Employment Status:

Full Time


School of Social Sciences

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Criminal Justice or related field and prior teaching experience on the junior college or University level is preferred.
Other qualifications include:
*Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate Criminal Justice courses.
*An active scholarship agenda

Purpose of Job:

The successful candidate will teach 12 hour course load per semester related to Criminal Justice per semester, advise students, and evaluate student progress towards completion of degree in the department of Social Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of expertise and write grants. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The candidate will be a broadly trained Criminologist and able to teach Correction, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Public and Private Security, and Criminal Justice related courses as needed. The candidate will also provide assessments of student learning outcomes and ongoing evaluation of the Criminal Justice program. The position also requires engagement in departmental and University service work, as well as scholarship and an active research agenda. Also, the candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students and assume additional responsibilities as needed for the improvement and growth of the Criminal Justice Program.

Essential Job Functions :

  • Ability to teach varied courses (12-hour course load) in the Criminal Justice, advise major in Social Science department about academic requirements and registration for classes.
  • Contribute to continual program improvement through annual evaluation of program outcomes and objectives.
  • Prepare required information for quality enhancement planning and evaluation.
  • Assist in ongoing program curriculum development and participate in service – related activities to the program, department, school, and the community.
  • Actively engage in professional activities related to Criminal Justice and Social Science Education, including demonstrated commitment to a specific research agenda.
  • Activley engage in research


An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Criminal Justice or related field and prior teaching experience on the junior college or University level is preferred.
Other qualifications include:
•Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate Criminal Justice courses
•An active scholarship agenda

Licensing and Certifications :


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Computer skills are a must, and the applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and course learning or management software including Blackboard, BANNER, and other online or statistical packages.

The candidate should also be able to operate simple office equipment including a calculator, copier, projector, Scranton machine, etc.

EEO / ADA Statement:

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas:


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:

Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required



Extended Work Hours:


Number of Vacancies:




Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/17/2020
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time