Assistant / Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
- COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY
- 01 Sep 2022
- End of advertisement period
- 01 Sep 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Social Sciences, Law
- Contract Type
- Full Time
Assistant / Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Job ID: 248797
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community - https://visitcolumbusga.com.
Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.
Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.
The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Columbus State University invites applications for an Assistant / Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Applicants should be willing and able to teach courses in their area of expertise and contribute to some of the core Criminal Justice courses based on program need. Specialization in the areas of forensics, law enforcement, courts, and social justice is preferred. This mid-career position is expected to begin in August 2023.
The College of Letters and Sciences values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, engaged learning, advising and mentoring students along with an active research and service agenda commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor. Preference will be given to candidates who can expand course offerings related to his or her specializations for the department and make use of experiential learning. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods, have knowledge of, or experience working with culturally diverse groups, and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research and/or service activities are preferred. Specializations are open. Normal teaching load is four classes per semester in both introductory and upper level criminal justice courses. Courses may be taught during daytime and evening hours, using a variety of modalities such as face-to-face, online, and hybrid.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related discipline. The ideal candidate should have college-level teaching experience, evidence of scholarly contributions to the fields of criminal justice and/or criminology and a demonstrated ability to contribute to the intellectual growth of the undergraduate criminal justice program. Candidates are expected to have experience in a tenure-track position in Criminal Justice or related fields.
Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Evidence of Effective Teaching
- Statement of Research and Service Agenda
- Other Document 1: Contact information for three (3) persons willing to provide letters of reference
All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University's online employment site.
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Columbus State University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees. Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays. Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!
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