Assistant Professor (tenure track) - Criminology (23-24)

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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Assistant Professor (tenure track) - Criminology (23-24)

Full-time Faculty Positions

Full-time faculty positions will be posted on a per-opening basis. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Applicants will be evaluated at the college/school level for the position which they are submitting an application. Unless noted by a close date, positions will remain open until they are filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

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Posting Details

Job ID: 98819

Rank: Assistant Professor

College/School: Chicago, IL - College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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The Criminology Program invites applications for two tenure-line, assistant professor appointments for Academic Year 2023-2024. Areas of specialization are open. Teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to the Criminal Legal System, Policing, Corrections, Criminological Theory, Race, Class, and Gender, and the Criminal Legal System, or other courses required by the Criminology major. Successful candidates will also be those able and willing to teach Research Methods or Statistics as needed.

The Criminology Department at DePaul University is a new and rapidly growing undergraduate major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Located on DePaul’s loop campus in downtown Chicago, the Department provides students with an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of the criminal legal system. DePaul’s Criminology major emphasizes critical thinking, strong analytical and writing skills, ethical considerations, and social justice. The major includes three concentration areas: Community Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, and Race, Class, Gender and the Criminal Legal System.

The Department is seeking faculty to participate in collaborative efforts to foster teaching effectiveness, assessment of student learning, creative scholarship and research, and those interested in developing new course offerings.

Successful applications will be required to support the Department and the University’s mission through teaching, scholarship and research activities, and service.

Teaching expectations include:

  • supporting student learning, retention, persistence, and program completion;
  • completing professional development;
  • teaching assigned courses that may include day, evening, online, or hybrid courses
  • teaching at either the Lincoln Park or Chicago Loop campuses as needed;
  • posting and holding office hours;
  • maintaining and improving competence in the subjects taught; and
  • advising students about career opportunities.

Scholarly or research expectations include:

  • conducting research or producing scholarly works in the area of criminology or criminal justice, including community-engaged scholarship or applied research;
  • seeking opportunities to engage students in research activities;
  • presenting at professionally recognized venues; and
  • sharing one’s scholarship and research activities through peer review journals or other professionally recognized publication types.

Service expectations include:

  • support of student organizations or activities;
  • participation in Department, College, and University committees;
  • work supporting local, state, national agencies or communities; and
  • participation and leadership in professional organizations as appropriate to the discipline.
Required Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field, with demonstrated effective teaching and research experience in the area of criminology or criminal justice. ABD candidates with significant progress toward dissertation completion or JD candidates with demonstrated experience teaching and scholarship in the area of criminology or criminal justice will also be considered.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Candidates invited to campus as part of the interview process will be asked to complete two presentations to students and faculty: one research and one teaching presentation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must electronically submit:

  • a cover letter indicating your interest and qualification for the position in the areas of research, teaching, and service, (this should include your personal statement on teaching/research-scholarship and service)
  • curriculum vita,
  • official transcripts,
  • copies of 1 to 2 publications or similar evidence of scholarly works (e.g., completed dissertation chapters),
  • copies of student evaluations for courses taught at the college level,
  • and
  • three confidential reference letters.

Applicants may also submit evidence of effective teaching, including student teaching reviews.

Reviews of eligible applicants will begin in earnest on October 15 and continue until the position has been filled.

Applicant Documents C.V.(1)
Cover Letter(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
Student evaluations(1)


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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