Assistant Professor

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Criminal Justice Criminology

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Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

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Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a MS degree, two graduate certificates, BS degree, an accelerated BS/MS degree, and four minors – criminal justice, criminal law and legal process, criminology, and forensic science. We currently have ten tenure-line faculty and six full-time instructors with research and teaching expertise in criminal justice, criminology, and law. The Department has the third largest number of majors in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and provides students with a comprehensive educational experience including exemplary academics and numerous extra-curricular opportunities. We are committed to a focus on social justice in the discipline and dedicated to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. Department members collaborate regularly with colleagues in the college and broader university, including those in the Departments of Anthropology, Chemistry, and Political Science. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the University’s diversity goal, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups. We seek colleagues who will thrive in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, who seek to promote regional economic transformation and to serve eastern North Carolina’s diverse populations through teaching, research, and engagement, and who can contribute to the department mission to educate the next generation of criminal justice leaders. More information can be found at East Carolina University is a constituent institution in the University of North Carolina system and Carnegie R2-Doctoral-Research Intensive university with nearly 30,000 students. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (population 92,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, more than nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene.

Job Duties :

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology invites applications for one 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2024. We seek candidates with an active research agenda in one or more of the following: terrorism, homeland security, organized crime, transnational crime, comparative criminal justice, or related area of expertise. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for or demonstrated record of scholarly research and publication, the pursuit of external grants at the state and national level, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, community engagement, and service to the university, community, and profession. The position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, grant-seeking, active scholarship, and service to the department, university, and profession.
This position is contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

A PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related field, such as Justice Administration is required. However, ABD candidates may be considered. For ABD candidates, initial appointment will be at the probationary-term rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. A JD (law degree) is not considered a terminal degree for this position.

Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

We are interested in colleagues who are highly motivated and collegial and who possess research agendas focused on matters of critical importance to both our state and federal governments. Additionally, we are interested in candidates offering several potential interdisciplinary collaborations within ECU and external local, national, and international partners.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applicants should submit an online candidate profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three current references at using position number 600058. The research and teaching statements should not exceed four pages combined. Letters of reference will be required for applicants invited for an on-campus interview. Official transcripts are required upon employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Michele Stacey, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair,

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Open Until Filled:


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Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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