Visiting Assistant Professor

Location
Cullowhee, Jackson County
Posted
May 03, 2014
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Posting Information: The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is seeking applications for a one year fixed-term faculty member (nine month appointment) at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include teaching 12 hours per semester and institutional service. Candidates must hold master's degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related discipline with a clear criminological focus and a commitment to academic excellence and collegiality. The ideal candidate will have a firm foundation to teach research methods and a variety of substantive courses in the field. All degrees must be appropriately accredited. The department, housing one of the University's largest majors with over 600 students, is a progressive, theoretically oriented program offering a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Western Carolina University enrolls just over 10,000 students and is located in a beautiful mountain setting only minutes from Cherokee and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. In order to receive educational credit, degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Unless otherwise noted, degree must be obtained prior to start date. Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Candidates must hold master's degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related discipline with a clear criminological focus and a commitment to academic excellence and collegiality. The ideal candidate will have a firm foundation to teach research methods and a variety of substantive courses in the field. All degrees must be appropriately accredited.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach a letter of application, three references, copy of graduate transcripts, resume. For further information, contact Dr. Steve Brown, Department Head, browns@wcu.edu

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