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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenure-Track)

Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois

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Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Criminal Justice
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Social Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice to begin August 2024. We are interested in candidates whose teaching and research demonstrate a critical perspective and whose areas of specialization include any of the following: restorative justice, legal studies, research methods, international studies, and/or globalization.

Candidates will be expected to teach core and elective courses in criminal justice and sociology as needed, teaching four courses per semester, as well as advising. We are seeking a candidate who will ultimately be able to perform the duties of Coordinator of Criminal Justice, and supervise a community-based, restorative justice internship program, as part of their ongoing teaching and advising responsibilities.

A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology or related discipline is required for tenure-track but will consider ABD. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to involve undergraduates in research.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 65,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning — a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.


Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2023, and will close once the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following materials to

  1. Letter of application Current curriculum vita Teaching philosophy that includes discussion about diversity, teaching to diverse audiences, etc. Contact information for three professional references



For any questions, email Dr. Ken Laundra:

Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package, including eligibility for tuition waiver.



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