Assistant/Associate Professor of Victim Studies

Sam Houston State University
College of Criminal Justice
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Victim Studies




Assistant or Associate Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Criminal Justice


Dept of Victim Studies

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Shelly Clevenger


Dr. Shelly Clevenger, Chair, Department of Victim Studies, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296

Contact Phone:

(936) 294-3871

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

Primary consideration will be given to candidates with an applied research agenda and practical experience in the field of victim services. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Victim Studies undergraduate and graduate educational missions and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, research as well as service. The incumbent will be expected to teach substantive courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, maintain a research agenda, mentor students, and participate in service to the department.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or a closely related academic field

Experience Required for the Position:

An established record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank for which they are applying.

Other Requirements for the Position:

The Department of Victim Studies and SHSU are committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate is similarly expected to embrace and advance this commitment. Candidates who have experience working in diverse environments or who can actively contribute to this culture are encouraged to include this information in the letter of interest.

Special Instructions Summary:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: and should include a letter of interest, a current vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references addressed to: Dr. Shelly Clevenger or Dr. Janet Mullings, Victim Studies Department, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296.

Review of materials will begin September 10, 2021 and will continue until the search is completed.

Visit our website at to learn more about the College of Criminal Justice.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.


For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies. 

SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.

SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. 

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.  

A member of The Texas State University System  

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