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Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of CRIMINAL JUSTICE & CRIMINOLOGY / UMKC School of Humanities and Social Sciences 53880
Location: Kansas City
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43863
Hiring Department

University of Missouri-Kansas City

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Job Description

The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology invites applications for a 9-month, ranked, tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment. Substantive teaching and research areas are open. Responsibilities include scholarly research/publishing, pursuit of extramural funding, high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitments to community engagement in research and teaching, and increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

The department offers B.A. and M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology. UMKC’s urban location provides excellent opportunities for research and community engagement. Additional information can be found on the department’s website:

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include a Ph.D. by August 1, 2023 in Criminology or a closely related field; however, advanced ABDs will be considered.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a 9-month, benefit-eligible, ranked, tenure-track, full-time faculty appointment to begin in August 2023


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualification and experience.

Application Deadline

Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2022.

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online. Required materials include a) a letter of application describing teaching and research interests, b) curriculum vitae, c) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and d) statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected]

Additionally, please arrange to have three professional references sent directly to:

Department of Criminal Justice and CriminologyUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City5030 Cherry Street, 446 Cherry HallKansas City, MO 64110[email protected]Comments

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at UMKC is made up of productive scholars, dedicated teachers and staff who are committed to student learning, are engaged in and support discovery through innovative service in the community. We continually find ways to expand learning into active application and opportunities to hone real-world skills that are critical to success in life after graduation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility Why UMKC?

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.

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