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Assistant ProfessorWorking Title:
Assistant Professor - Criminology & Criminal Justice - #001598 and #001755Department:
Criminology & Criminal JusticePosition Summary:
The primary location of this position is Cullowhee, NC.Carnegie statement:
The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is seeking applications for two tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2023. These are nine-month positions with summer teaching possibilities. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related discipline with a clear criminological focus from an accredited institution, a clearly articulated research agenda, and a commitment to academic excellence and collegiality. The ideal candidates will have a firm foundation to teach a range of criminology and criminal justice courses. Particularly desirable specialties or teaching interests include policing, corrections, statistics, and research methods.
Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.
Western Carolina University is the UNC system’s westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU’s main campus sits in the beautiful mountains of Western, North Carolina, near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, fifty-two miles west of Asheville. WCU’s location in the rural mountains amidst incredible biodiversity and unique communities creates an opportunity for academic discovery service, and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The campus covers approximately 600 acres, with a student body population of over 11,500. Please go to https://www.wcu.edu for more information.
Diversity at WCU:
Diversity at Western Carolina University is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued. It includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, geography, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language and linguistic differences, and physical appearance. It also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related discipline with a clear criminological focus from an accredited institution, a clearly articulated research agenda, and a commitment to academic excellence and collegiality.Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidates will have a firm foundation to teach a range of criminology and criminal justice courses. Particularly desirable specialties or teaching interests include policing, corrections, statistics, and research methods.Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
08/08/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration. Candidates must submit an online application and must attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching experience/philosophy, and contact information for three professional/current references. Background/E-Verify:
Inquiries may be directed to Committee Chair Dr. Jamie Vaske at [email protected]
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.