School of Criminal Justice (Generalist) - Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor (20102)

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Job DetailsJob Location Main Campus - Edmond, OKPosition Type FacultyDescription

Position Overview:

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The primary responsibility of this position is teaching a variety of courses for the School of Criminal Justice. The successful candidate should be able to teach a broad range of courses from introductory undergraduate to graduate level. Service and scholarly activities are standard expectations for this position. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Faculty must be willing to teach in a variety of instructional formats (in-person, hybrid, online) as needed and appropriate. Faculty members are expected to participate in a comprehensive statewide outreach initiative to the Oklahoma criminal justice community.

College/Department Overview:

The School of Criminal Justice is housed within the College of Liberal Arts. The School of Criminal Justice has three undergraduate programs and two master’s programs which serve approximately 700 students. The School of Criminal Justice has 14 full-time members and a research center that assists criminal justice professionals. The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/la.

Qualifications

Experience Required:

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Sociology is required. A doctorate in a related field will be considered (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). ABD candidates with a clear dissertation defense date will be considered. **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor. Candidates should also demonstrate excellence in teaching, a commitment to research/scholarship, and service to the institution.

Experience Preferred:

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Sociology is required. A doctorate in a related field will be considered (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). ABD candidates with a clear dissertation defense date will be considered. **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor. Candidates should also demonstrate excellence in teaching, a commitment to research/scholarship, and service to the institution.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

The school has established a research initiative through the Center for Innovated Solutions, which provides faculty and students the opportunity to complete practical research on existing criminal justice problems. Therefore, practical experience in the criminal justice system and the demonstrated ability to participate in academic research are desirable.

Diversity and Inclusion:

The University of Central Oklahoma is deeply committed to recruiting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. UCO is a highly diverse institution with a global outlook that is reflected in the composition of our student body as well as our dedicated faculty, staff, and university administrators. Our appreciation of diversity includes an awareness of the many issues and challenges that confront underrepresented groups. Given this awareness, it is important that all of our faculty and staff perceive that the University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment. Applicants are asked to submit a statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service contribute to building and supporting diverse and inclusive communities.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Application Process:

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) transcripts, (4) a concise statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a brief statement of research activity and plans including evidence of scholarship, (6) a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and (7) references.

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/1/2020
Application Due: 3/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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