Full Time Lecturer - Crime & Justice Studies

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job no: 508824
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty, UPST

The Department of Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth invites applications for a two-year, Full Time Lecturer position, with the possibility of renewal starting September 1, 2021. The department is home to a multi-disciplinary faculty from the Social Sciences and Humanities with research and teachings that offer critical and comparative perspectives on crime, justice, criminology, and the criminal legal system.

The selected candidate will teach required courses in the program, including but not limited to “Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies”, “Social Theory”, and a CJS focused “Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences”. In addition, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to teach a variety of upper level elective topic courses such as “The Politics of Policing”, “Youth, Crime and Justice”, “Social Control”, and “The Prison Industrial Complex”. This position also allows the potential to create and offer courses in related topics of interest that are not yet in the curriculum.

Additional courses from our listings may be available depending upon area of expertise, including online teaching opportunities. A critical and interdisciplinary understanding of justice rooted in intersectionality is a requirement for teaching in the department.

This position carries a 4-4 teaching load (or 12 teaching credits per term) and includes academic advising responsibilities. All applicants must provide evidence of effective undergraduate classroom instruction.

Applicants are invited from fields drawing upon Criminology, Criminal Justice, Justice Studies, Critical Race Studies, Critical Geography, Black Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Indigenous and Native American Studies, Latinx Studies, Chicanx Studies, History, Critical Whiteness Studies, Sociology, Legal Studies, Politics, and related fields. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Active ABDs with a completed Master Degrees will be considered, but a conferred Ph.D. will be prioritized and is preferred.

Teaching experience is required with documented proficiency.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit:

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae with teaching and academic advising experience provided
  3. names and contact information for 3 references
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy
  5. evidence of teaching effectiveness including course syllabi and student course evaluations
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Advertised: 17 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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