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Assistant OR Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation will be based on experience and academic credentials.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

The School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati is seeking applications for two (2) Assistant or Associate Professor positions, with appointments starting August 15, 2024, although the start date is negotiable. UC is a Research I Institution that grants doctorates in 98 areas. The School of Criminal Justice grants the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The School also houses research centers specializing in corrections, policing, criminal justice, justice and communities, and crime science. The School offers specializations in crime prevention, policing, corrections, criminal justice, and criminology.

Further information about the University and the School is available at The city of Cincinnati offers a range of multi-cultural activities and amenities in addition to attractive and affordable housing.

Essential Functions
  • An Assistant/Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach, conduct research, and perform other professional or creative activities.
  • This position will support the University of Cincinnati’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities.
Minimum Requirements

Must have obtained a Doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in Criminology/Criminal Justice or a related discipline in the social or behavioral sciences by the time of appointment.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Area of specialization is open.
  • Applicants should have a strong research record.
Required Experience

Interested persons must apply online. Please include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter that includes a statement on research and teaching,
  • Contact information for three references.
  • Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents.

All required documents must be attached to your online application. Questions regarding the search may be directed to:

J.C. Barnes, Ph.D. (
School Director
School of Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is contingent on available funding.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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