Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology

Job description

The Department of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2021 pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with a strong passion for teaching with the interest and ability to teach the general range of undergraduate criminal justice and criminology courses to support our growing criminal justice major. There also will be opportunities to develop specialty courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Practical experience in a criminal justice related field will be viewed favorably. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology or Criminal Justice, or ABDs close to the completion of their degree.

Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly and/or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising also are requirements for tenure and promotion.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts education that prepares students with 21st century skills, embeds career development, and supports them with a personal Guidance Team.

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of benefits eligible employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check. Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

To apply, please send:

  • a cover letter specifying the position you are applying for and addressing teaching philosophy, teaching interests, and research interests including evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence,
  • a curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional references (these should include a current or former supervisor),
  • a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement.

Questions about the position may be directed to either search co-chair, Dr. Ryan Ceresola ([email protected]) or Dr. Amy Forster-Rothbart ([email protected]).

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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