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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2022

Stockton University
Galloway, New Jersey

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Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of being “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date. Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

Stockton University is seeking to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security for September 2022. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment. The Criminal Justice program specifically seeks applicants to teach courses in criminological theories at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as courses in Homeland Security practice and/or policy.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  4. Short (1-page) teaching philosophy statement
  5. Unofficial Graduate transcripts

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.



  • The Primary teaching assignment of the candidate will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in two areas: criminological theories (criminology) and Homeland Security. Applicants are expected to model teaching excellence by demonstrating impact of pedagogical approaches. Teaching load is 12 hours each semester (3 courses at 4 credit hours).
    • Applicants must be able to teach Theories of Criminality (undergraduate level) or Criminological Theories (graduate level). See Stockton’s Course Catalog for descriptions of these courses.
    • Applicants must also be able to teach current offerings in Homeland Security as needed and will be expected to develop graduate and undergraduate courses in Homeland Security policy with a focus on topics (including, but not limited to) immigration, migration, refugee / asylum-seeking procedures, human trafficking, border enforcement, and/or citizenship and naturalization processes. These courses may incorporate other areas of criminal justice practice, including policing and law enforcement, courts and law, corrections, and/or victimology.
    • Applicants are also expected to contribute to the General Studies curriculum by teaching General Studies courses.
  • Active engagement in a sustained research program. Active engagement should include developing independent research projects and managing them through to production of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Priority will be given to applicants with a research agenda broadly focused on immigration- and migration-related topics, although the candidate's approach can overlap with other areas of Homeland Security (emergency management, terrorism and mass violence, and/or cybercrime), Criminal Justice (policing, courts, and/or corrections), and/or Victimology
  • Contribute to the Stockton community at the program, school/university, and/or community levels through sustained and impactful service activities
  • Support Stockton University's diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD, JD, or other doctoral terminal degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Homeland Security, or related fields [for example, Sociology, Anthropology, Legal Studies, Legal Psychology, or Political Science] is required for appointment as an Assistant Professor. Candidates with ABD will be considered for the position, but should demonstrate plans for completion of degree no later than December 31, 2022

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Practical experience in criminal justice, community advocacy, relevant volunteer or staff positions, and/or fields of legal practice is of benefit
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship



Working at Stockton University 

Stockton University is one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions. This distinguished college of arts, sciences and professional studies is noted for exceptional program offerings and an interdisciplinary approach to learning, while also providing students with a diverse, high-quality student, faculty and staff population.

The main campus is located on nearly 2,000 acres of the beautiful Pinelands National Reserve, with additional instructional sites in Atlantic City, Hammonton and Manahawkin.

Although young, founded in 1969, Stockton already has a tradition of anticipating and leading changes that other universities and colleges follow. Stockton offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, and a doctoral degree program, all designed to challenge the best and the brightest: our students. We also offer many of the academic, technological and cultural advantages of a large university, but with the community spirit typical of smaller colleges.

Students (Fall 2012)

  • 8,400 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1,003 first-time freshmen
  • 1,067 transfer  students


  • Noted for our distinguished faculty, including Stephen Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Wendel A. White, awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003
  • 95% of our professors hold the highest degree in their field

Special Recognition

  • Ranked once again among the Best Universities/Master's in the North (2013) by U.S. News and World Report, Stockton was named among this category's Top 50 (47th) and is among the Top-15 public institutions (11th).
  • Classified as a "highly selective college" by the Princeton Review.
  • Environmental Studies and Marine Science programs were selected by Peterson's Guides and the Alliance for Environmental Education for inclusion in Education for the Earth: A Guide to Top Environmental Studies Programs.
  • The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Research Center fosters research in holocaust studies to honor victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and to educate present and future generations in understanding racism, anti-Semitism, hatred and oppression.
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