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Associate or Full Professor - Criminology and Criminal Justice

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
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Associate or Full Professor - Criminology and Criminal Justice


Criminology and Criminal Just



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Job Summary:

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Benefits at UTA:

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic science, expanding knowledge in the field by conducting research, and engaging in service to the department, university, and discipline.

Required Qualifications:

A PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field is required. Applicants with a JD alone will not be considered. Candidates must have a teaching and research background in Forensic Science and/or Crime Scene Investigation and Technology. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research, teaching, and service—as well as potential for, or record of, funded research activity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred applicants will have experience in lab-based courses, with the potential to teach courses offered via our minor in Forensic Science/Crime Scene Technology. Research related to one or more of the following is preferred but not required: forensic DNA analysis, trace evidence evaluation, forensic microscopy, impression evidence, forensic firearms evaluation, forensic chemistry/toxicology, and document examination; record of scholarly activity and/or work experience in areas applicable to forensic science, including publications and/or external grant activity. Practical interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.

Department Information:

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is housed within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and minors in Law and Legal Studies (LLS) and Forensic Applications of Science and Technology (FAST). At the graduate level, the department offers two Master of Arts (MA) degrees. The department supports approximately 700 student majors with active student organizations including Alpha Phi Sigma, Society for Criminal Justice Students, and Forensic Science Students. The department strives to create an academic environment that promotes the intellectual and professional development of faculty.Additional information about the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and UTA may be found at:

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

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Associate or Full Professor - Criminology and Criminal Justice

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants should go to
The following materials need to be submitted to apply

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (required for candidates for whom their degree is not in the same discipline as the one in which they will teach)
  • Contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Sarah El Sayed, Search Committee Chair, at

For more information about UTA, please visit:

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