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Assistant Professor in U.S. Adult and/or Juvenile Justice Systems

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 523849
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Law Enforcement/Security, Legal/Audit Services/Compliance

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Job Description:The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests related to the U.S. adult and/or juvenile justice systems beginning August 16, 2023. We seek scholars who examine one or more aspects of these systems, including but not limited to: policing, criminal procedure, courts and sentencing, juries, corrections, mass incarceration, and probation/parole/re-entry. The proposed hire may conduct research projects with community and/or justice system partners and/or analyze justice system data to examine the operations and effectiveness of justice system policies and practices and/or disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, geographic location, and so on. We are especially interested in scholars whose research is well grounded in theoretical perspectives and who have strong methodological and analytical skills.

We seek applicants whose records show commitment to rigorous scholarship with the promise of external funding, as well as excellence in teaching, including the ability to mentor graduate students. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:Candidates should have their Ph.D. in Criminology or Criminal Justice, Sociology or a relevant social science field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of rigorous scholarship and the potential to obtain external funding
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and the ability to mentor graduate students
  • Ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at, search job 523849.

    A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, (4) a statement on your commitment to diversity in teaching, research, and service, and (5) the names and email addresses of three references. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning October 7, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

    All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

    The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

    Health Assessment Required:No

    Advertised: 11 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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