Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice


DAL-Criminal Justice-514100

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Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

At the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences we serve the needs of all students, traditional and non-traditional. We are committed to the values of diversity, creativity, leadership, integrity and lifelong learning. These values are the foundation of the University’s mission to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities.
Our faculty excel in teaching, research, and service. The faculty are recognized for their innovative pedagogy and expertise. They are committed to student-centered educational opportunities that provide career-ready skills and lifelong learning. Our curriculum builds foundational knowledge required for all academic degree programs at the University, emphasizing communication skills, analytical reasoning, leadership, and independent thought. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to innovative programs that prepare our students to compete effectively in a rapidly changing job market or to pursue post-graduate education.

Position Summary:

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice beginning Fall 2021. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service, and to assist in the continued development of undergraduate and graduate programs in criminal justice. UNT-Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Expectations for tenure-track faculty at UNT-Dallas include excellent teaching, research, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high-quality research and scholarship, service, and program development. Faculty are expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, program accreditation, program leadership, coordinating service learning, and committee leadership. The successful applicant will also be expected to provide instruction in a full range of undergraduate courses and specialized graduate courses. Applications cannot be considered unless all required documents have been received.

Minimum Qualifications:


•A terminal degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely-related field.
•Experience or potential for teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses.
•Experience or potential for teaching and developing online courses.
•Evidence or potential for excellence in teaching.
•Evidence or potential for excellence in scholarship.
•Evidence or potential for leadership in academic program development.
•Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


•A Ph.D. degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely-related field.
•Area expertise in juvenile justice, cyber-crime, white collar crime, social justice/criminal justice reform, or any other emerging area in the field of criminal justice.
•Experience with experiential learning.
•Experience with recruitment, accreditation, or assessment.
•Experience working with a culturally-diverse population.
•Professional or research experience in the field of criminal justice.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information of three professional references, statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and agenda, and unofficial graduate transcripts to For additional information visit or contact Dr. Julie Siddique at [email protected]

Zoom interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present a teaching demonstration and research presentation. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

For best consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2021.
Position will remain open until filled.

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Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 3/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time