CLA-3363L, Lecturer in Criminal Justice

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Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts


College of  Liberal Arts invites applications for a temporary non-tenure-track, full-time lecturer position in Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice for the Spring 2021 semester.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to working with a diverse student population, and will be able to teach Research Methods in Criminal Justice. Master’s in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a related field required.


Teach four (4) course units per semester. The candidate will teach CRMJ 368/ Research Methods in Criminal Justice and at least one other upper-level undergraduate course in criminology or criminal justice, depending on the candidate’s area of specialty and needs of the department.

The first two weeks of the spring 2021 term (Jan. 25–Feb. 7) will be delivered wholly via remote instruction. Beginning Feb. 8, classes may continue to be offered remotely, or via face-to-face and hybrid instruction on campus at reduced densities in accordance with federal, state and local health and safety guidance. Faculty will be able to determine the modality of their courses.

The Department:
The department ( ) offers an undergraduate major in Sociology-Anthropology, with concentrations in Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Sociology and annually enrolls approximately 800 majors, served by 29 full-time faculty.

Towson University:

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 20,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 47 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins December 7, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.  Electronic applications must include a cover letter indicating current teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus or example of a course design for a research methods in Criminal Justice course, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references, and should be submitted as a single PDF file to: [email protected].

If selected for the short list, three letters of reference should be submitted directly to the email address above. 

Please direct questions to:

            Dr. Marion Hughes, Department Chair

            Associate Professor of Sociology

            [email protected]

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-3363L.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 11/24/2020
Application Due: 1/23/2021
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