Lecturer - Criminology and Criminal Justice #605208

Job description

Special Information

Northern Arizona University’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Department invites applications for a lecturer appointment to teach on the Flagstaff Campus beginning August 2021. This position is teaching focused, non-tenure eligible, and are renewable with potential for promotion. Renewal is contingent upon successful completion of a probationary year, effective performance, continued funding, and departmental needs.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department oversees a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a minor in Law, Rights and Justice, and an M.S. in Applied Criminology. Our CCJ graduates are critically informed citizens, from diverse populations including first-generation, Latinx, Indigenous Americans, and veterans. Our department values diversity and social justice, and uses this knowledge to advance the cause of justice. There are 17 full-time faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests, involving, but not limited to: Racial Inequalities (including Native American and Indigenous, Latinx, African American); Human Rights and Global Justice; and Community, Health and Justice . For further information, see the NAU CCJ website

This is primarily a teaching position, with a typical workload assignment of four classes per semester (4-4 for the academic year). Full participation in faculty governance and university service is required. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice seeks candidates who will contribute to departmental efforts to advance programs, teaching, and learning to serve our diverse student population.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology or a closely related field at time of appointment AND
  • One-year of university teaching-related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • More than one year of university teaching as an instructor of record
  • A demonstrated ability to teach from among the following courses required for the BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice:
    • Introduction to Crime and Justice,
    • Criminology,
    • Investigating Difference (intensive writing course focused on diversity), and
    • Courses that contribute to the delivery of the CCJ curriculum.
  • Demonstrated evidence of:
    • Commitment to honoring diversity and creating an inclusive learning environment;
    • Effective teaching and a scholarly interest in social justice and critical issues;
    • Innovative approaches to instruction and curriculum design
  • Effective support of student success initiatives, specifically related to serving underrepresented student populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the college.


Commensurate with experience.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  First review of applications will begin on March 14, 2021.

Materials to Submit

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references.  Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 




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Job No:
Posted: 3/10/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.