CLA-3426L, 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 one-year non-tenure-track, full-time lecturer position in Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice beginning in August 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s or Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a related field required. 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.


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

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 June 21, 2021 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:

            Miriam Sealock, Search chair

            Professor of Criminal Justice

            [email protected]

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

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form 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.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years.  We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds. 




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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 8/5/2021
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