Department Chair and ProfessorCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS Criminology and Criminal JusticeAdvertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Tenure-Track/TenuredJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Advertised Job Summary:
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice to begin August 16, 2022. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, tenurable in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the College of Arts and Sciences.Required Education and Experience:
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice has 16 faculty members, including some with joint or affiliate appointments with other colleges, as well as a full-time staff of professional student advisors. The department currently enrolls about 30 Ph.D. students, 30 M.A. students, and nearly 800 undergraduate majors. The faculty are committed to excellence in research and teaching befitting a Research 1 University. The department currently offers an internship program and several experiential learning opportunities, including an adolescent mentoring program and a NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
The chair provides academic and administrative leadership within the department and is responsible for spearheading the unit’s strategic goals, overseeing the budget, facilitating the academic programs (including undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral degree programs), communicating with internal and external personnel for development purposes, and supporting faculty in efforts to secure external funds. Qualifications include administrative expertise and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students, consistent with the expectations and mission of a Research 1 University. The chair is expected to maintain an active research agenda and teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is also expected to share the college’s and department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We seek a dynamic scholar and visionary leader with a Ph.D. in criminology/criminal justice, or a related social science discipline. Candidates should have a strong record of scholarly achievement and teaching excellence commensurate with appointment as a tenured professor. Preferred Qualifications:
None.Desired Start Date:
08/16/2022Job Open Date:
10/01/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Applications should include a cover letter, statement of leadership philosophy, CV, and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted for candidates on the short list. Please send any questions to Brent Simpson, ([email protected]), Chair of the Search Committee.Quicklink for Posting:
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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