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Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University

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Job Title: Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 267417
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities' rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2024, to teach in the Criminal Justice program. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate's area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

The Department is housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences which has more than 100 faculty and half a dozen staff members committed to academic success across six academic departments and three interdisciplinary programs. The department is the second largest in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department houses the Center for Applied Social Sciences. The criminal justice program is the largest in the department, and the second largest in the College. The program services over 400 students. Program faculty possess doctorate and master's degrees in criminal justice, several have prior practitioner experience, and one faculty has earned a Juris Doctorate. Faculty teach undergraduate courses in the classroom, online, and the Master's in Criminal Justice Administration is offered online.

Review of completed applications will begin February 12, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.For more information on the position contact Dr. Darrell Ross, Head, via email or phone 229-333-5943.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a four-course load during the academic year (Fall and Spring semester), maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.Courses will be a broad array of criminal justice courses to undergraduate majors in the classroom, online undergraduate students, and online graduate students in the Master's of Criminal Justice Administration program. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can flexibly contribute to the program's undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Typical Allocation of Duties

Teaching and scholarship - 80%
Teaches classes and conducts/presents research in the employee's academic discipline.

Service - 20%
Participates in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology by the appointment date.

  • Demonstrated experience of teaching a variety of courses within the criminal justice system.

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience of teaching criminal justice courses online.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting.

  • A record of mentoring students.

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an equal opportunity educational institution. It is not the intent of the institution to discriminate against any applicant for admission or any student or employee of the institution based on the age, sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation of the individual.

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