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Assistant Professor of Criminology

University of Lynchburg
University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA, 25401

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

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA

Position Type: Faculty

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Job Shift: Part time

Description The University of Lynchburg, a private, regional university in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, is seeking applicants for a Regular Part Time position in the Department of Criminology for the 2024-2025 academic year in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Teaching courses in areas such as criminology, comparative criminal justice, research methods, criminal law and forensics.
  • Advising students on class schedules.
  • Applying best practices to facilitate teaching and learning processes and principles with a commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Documenting student learning, interpreting outcomes, and recording grades.
  • Assisting with student recruitment, admission, and retention.
  • Maintaining accurate and appropriate student, instructor, course, and program documentation.
  • Establishing and maintaining professional and ethical boundaries with students, co-workers, and others in all learning environments.
  • Participating in University service and events.
  • Perform other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Dean.


Teaching Load:

  • The normal teaching load is 9 hours per semester, consisting of general education and upper-level courses.

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods standing or sitting at a desk
Qualifications Required Qualifications/Education:

  • The ideal candidate will have a background in Criminology or Criminal Justice, and will be expected to teach in areas such as criminology, comparative criminal justice, research methods, criminal law and forensic.
    A Masters degree with 18 graduate credit hours in either Criminology or Criminal Justice is required.
  • Teaching experience as either an instructor or teaching assistant is preferred.

University's website:

Work Remotely:

  • No

Candidates may show interest in this position by submitting to the Human Resources Jobs Page the following:

  • A completed application
  • A cover letter to include a statement of your Teaching Philosophy with a statement on your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted; however, official transcripts are required upon an offer and acceptance of position)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Note: multiple documents may be uploaded to either the CV or Cover Letter button. Questions can be directed to Julie Williams, Senior Administrative Assistant at the Lynchburg College of Arts & Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 31, 2024. Review of applications and materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary, rank, and tenure track status are commensurate with experience and educational credentials. The selected candidate must successfully complete a background check that is satisfactory to the University.

The University of Lynchburg is committed to building and nurturing an environment of belonging where all students, staff, and faculty can thrive. We believe diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusive excellence are foundational values necessary for achieving our core educational mission. We are dedicated to providing safe, open, and inclusive access for all alumni, volunteers, learners, employees, and visitors seeking to participate in our programs and activities. We embrace the many characteristics of our community members that make them uniquely themselves. We strive to sustain a campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding. At the University of Lynchburg, we are open and committed to growth. Here, you belong and are welcome. We invite you to join us in creating a more inclusive future.

The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.


The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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