Criminal Justice and Criminology, Chairperson, Associate Professor or Professor, Tenure-Track

Loyola University Chicago
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Criminal Justice and Criminology, Chairperson, Associate Professor or Professor, Tenure-Track

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Criminal Justice and Criminology, Chairperson, Associate Professor or Professor, Tenure-Track

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Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as Department Chairperson at the rank of Professor or Advanced Associate Professor, beginning Fall 2022. The Department has ten full-time faculty serving 450 undergraduate majors and minors and 30 graduate students on LUC’s Lakeshore Campus. We offer an undergraduate Criminal Justice and Criminology major and minor and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology. “We are also part of eleven inter-disciplinary undergraduate majors and minors, including Psychology of Crime and Justice, Forensic Science, Computer Crime and Forensics, and Sociolegal Studies.” For more information about the department, please visit the department website at Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.
This hire is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e. working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Department Chairperson position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position, with a course load of one course per semester (two courses per academic year) for a research-intensive faculty member. The Department Chairperson serves in a position of strategic importance at Loyola, is accountable to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and is responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the department. The Department Chairperson’s responsibilities include: communicating and implementing college and university policies to the department and advocating for departmental needs to the college and university; recruiting, retaining, supervising, evaluating, and leading faculty and staff; making budgetary decisions and resource allocations; building and staffing the undergraduate and graduate schedule of classes; and ensuring that excellence is achieved in all areas of the department.


We seek an individual with demonstrated evidence of academic administrative experience. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminology/Criminal Justice or a closely related field. While specialization is open, ideal candidates will have knowledge of different fields within the department. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

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Ph.D. in Criminology/Criminal Justice or a closely related field, with knowledge of fields within the department.
Evidence of academic administrative experience
Record of distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship.
Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching.

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Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to They should also provide evidence that attests to their research/teaching performance and experience, and the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to advise on their professional qualifications for this position. In addition, they should include a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (inclusive excellence statement). References will not be contacted immediately but might be consulted at subsequent points in the review process. Please direct inquiries and further inquiries to: Don Stemen, Ph.D.,Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Loyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660[email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before November 1 will receive full consideration. Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about the university’s mission and focus on transformative education, please visit and, respectively.

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Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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