Assistant Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Department consists of fifteen tenured and tenure-track faculty and offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers concentrations in General Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Environmental Sociology. At the graduate level, which includes a focus on Social Change, departmental areas of strength include Environment and Natural Resources; Food, Agriculture, and Development; Crime, Law, and Deviance; and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. The Department supports four research centers: the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, the Center for Energy and Behavior, and the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade. There are more than 570 undergraduate majors and about 40 active graduate students in the program. For more information, see: http://sociology.colostate.edu/
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, which is about 65 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins is a growing community and is home to approximately 159,000 people. The city sits at the northern end of Colorado’s Front Range. The view west of campus is of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern view is of the high plains. The climate is semi-arid with over 300-days of sunshine a year and annual precipitation of about 13 inches. This is a community recognized for the high quality of its schools, its commitment to locally-owned businesses and sustainability, and its beautiful physical and vibrant cultural environments.
Assistant Professor, tenure track, nine-month position in Criminology and Criminal Justice beginning August 16, 2017. Competitive salary for entry-level position. The Department offers undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. The successful candidate must be able to contribute across these program levels.
Required Job Qualifications
Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or related social science discipline by August 15, 2017, an active research agenda related to Criminology and Criminal Justice and a demonstrated ability to teach policing and a combination of courses related to Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Preferred Job Qualifications
The Department seeks an individual who demonstrates an ability and willingness to teach a large section of lower division introduction to criminal justice and introduction to sociology and/or social problems. Faculty members are expected to participate in instruction, to develop a program of research and publication, to be engaged in the graduate program, and to be active in service. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to other department strengths in research and teaching, which include (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development; and (3) Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.
Special Instructions to Applicants
References will be contacted for a letter of recommendation upon submission of a completed application.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact Prabha Unnithan Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility
All department faculty are expected to develop a program of research and publication. The successful candidate will have a strong research record related to Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category Teaching
All faculty are expected to participate in instruction. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach policing and a combination of courses related to criminology and criminal justice. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach a large section of lower division introduction to criminal justice and introduction to sociology and/or social problems.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Service
All faculty are expected to be active in service. Candidates are sought who can work effectively with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary university setting. The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.
Percentage Of Time 15
Minimum Requested 3 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions
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Applicant Documents Required Documents
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Class or Student Evaluations
- Course Materials
- Sample Syllabus or syllabi
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy