Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice
Job location: Commerce TAMUC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-02
Job TitleAssistant Professor - Criminal JusticeAgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentSociology & Criminal JusticeProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeFacultyJob Description
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
- Cover Letter
- Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
- Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is seeking to hire two (2) Assistant Professors in Criminal Justice. These positions are 9-month, tenure-track positions which will begin Fall 2021. Areas of specializations are open. Faculty at Texas A&M-Commerce are required to conduct scholarly activities, work cooperatively with others, and contribute service to their discipline, the university, and the community. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach undergraduate and graduate level in criminology and criminal justice
- Design, implement, and publish research;
- Prepare syllabi;
- Update course materials;
- Develop curriculum;
- Deliver instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday.
- Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs;
- Provide service to the department, college, university and public schools, and community; and
- Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of current trends in learning with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching.
- The successful candidate will be expected to perform service for profession, university, and community, and engage in other scholarly activities appropriate for academics.
Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity.
- Education: Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or closely related discipline with documented specialization in Criminal Justice or Criminology from an accredited institution with a strong commitment to teaching, academic research, and service. ABD’s will be considered; however, a Ph.D. must be in hand at the start of the appointment. Those that hold a J.D. only will not be considered.
- Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Good written and oral communication skills. Commitment to high quality teaching. Dedication to high standards and student success. Scholarly publication record or scholarly potential.
- Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
- Licensing/Professional Certifications: None
- Physical Requirements: None
- Other Requirements: None
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
University level teaching experience is preferred but no required. Areas of specializations are open.
Preference will be given to those who have experience or are willing to teach classes in alternative formats (i.e., online, hybrid, etc.)
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.