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Position Title: Assistant Professor - Department Of Sociology

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Job Description: The department of sociology invites applications for a position in the sociology of sexuality and gender at the rank of assistant professor. Anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or related field by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda embracing an intersectional approach, and a demonstrated promise of excellence in teaching. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applicants should submit a Current CV, Cover Letter, Statements of Teaching and Research, writing samples and an optional statement of contributions to Diversity. We also ask for a minimum of three Reference Letters, to be submitted via UC Recruit. For primary consideration, all application materials should be received by September 10, 2018, position is open till filled. You may apply via UC recuit: http://apptrkr.com/1266219 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Run Date: 07/27/18-01/27/19
Date Posted: 07/31/18

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Northern Arizona University

Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

Contact Name: Luis Fernandez

Contact E-mail

Phone: 480-580-2382

Job Description: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE TRACK Job ID 603918 Criminology and Criminal Justice Full-Time Job Description We are seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Flagstaff mountain campus. The teaching load will be 3/2 courses a year, with an expectation to participate in learner-centered pedagogy and teaching that both supports the core curriculum of the department and integrates the unique research interests of the individual. An active research agenda is expected, and while the department is seeking someone with expertise in the areas of transnational crime and global justice, indigenous justice and/or expertise in community-based research, the specific research focus is somewhat open. All applications and specializations will be considered that provide both depth and breadth to existing department areas. Those with expertise and active research agendas in transnational crime and global justice, indigenous justice, and community-based research are encouraged to apply. Active participation in service to the department, college, university, and to the discipline is also expected. The Assistant Professor appointment is a valued position within the NAU Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, with full participation in faculty governance and service. Minimum Qualifications • A Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology or a closely related field by the position start date. • Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the university level. Preferred Qualifications The department prefers candidates whose application portfolios include the following: • Evidence of an active research agenda preferably with a track record of publications and demonstrated ability to develop successful grant applications. • Evidence of a commitment to social justice in both teaching and research. • Evidence or willingness to contribute teaching courses in the department’s core curriculum. • Ability to add content to our graduate program via courses that involve the individual’s research interest and match curricular needs. • Evidence of effective classroom teaching, innovative approaches to instruction and curriculum design, and effective support for student success. • Evidence of community engagement research in underrepresented communities. • Evidence of ability to work effectively in a diverse university community. Salary Commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Priority review and consideration of applications will begin on October 25, 2018, with weekly reviews thereafter. What to submit with Application To apply for this position, go here: https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/, look for job ID 603918. Your application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts of all college-level work and graduate degrees; (4) a teaching portfolio, may include any of the following: statement of philosophy of teaching, sample syllabi and course/student evaluations; and (5) names and contact information for three references.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document. https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/
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Run Date: 08/15/18-02/15/19
Date Posted: 08/27/18

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Institution: University of Hartford

Department: Sociology and Criminal Justice

Contact Name: Douglas Eichar

Contact E-mail

Phone: 8607684979

Address: University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave. Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice West Hartford, Ct 06105

Job Description: The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Hartford invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2019. We are seeking a candidate with a primary research interest in urban sociology. Desired secondary areas include Medical Sociology/Public Health, Environmental Justice, or Aging. Opportunities for collaborative research exist within the department’s Center for Social Research. Applicants with a Ph.D. in sociology in hand are preferred, but ABD applicants who expect to complete their degree by August 2019 will be considered. The teaching responsibilities for this position include courses in urban sociology, introductory sociology, and in the areas of secondary interest. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative, University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) curriculum. Candidates should show a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching. Candidates committed to encouraging underrepresented minorities to become engaged in the field of social scientific research are strongly encouraged to apply. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our new five-year strategic plan was approved in May 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu. The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should apply online at: https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2135. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research agenda, graduate school transcript, and the names and contact information (including email) for three references. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter how their teaching and/or scholarship will contribute to the understanding of diversity and advance intercultural competence in all students. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 but applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EE0/AA/M/F/D/V.

Run Date: 09/05/18-03/05/19
Date Posted: 09/11/18

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Department: Sociology

Contact E-mail

Job Description: The Department of Sociology invites applications for a position in the sociology of sexuality and gender at the rank of assistant professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or related field by the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda embracing an intersectional approach, and a demonstrated promise of excellence in teaching. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applicants should submit a current CV, cover letter, statements of teaching and research, writing samples and an optional statement of contributions to diversity. We also ask for a minimum of three Reference Letters, to be submitted via UC Recruit. For primary consideration, all application materials should be received by September 10, 2018, position is open until filled. You may apply via UC Recruit: http://apptrkr.com/1287408 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Run Date: 09/05/18-03/05/19
Date Posted: 09/11/18

Position Title: Assistant Professor 

Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

Department: Criminology, Law, and Justice

Contact Name: Dr. Beth Richie

Contact E-mail  

Address1007 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607

Job Description: The Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning Fall 2019 subject to budgetary approval. The preferred areas of research specialization are community/gun or gang violence for one position and crimmigration or immigration and crime for the other. Both positions will build on the strengths of the existing faculty. Scholars with expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods and conducting basic, applied, or public policy research that affect marginalized and/or immigrant communities are invited to apply, as are scholars who adopt innovative, critical, and multidisciplinary approaches. A record of grant-writing is a plus. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, political science, justice studies, psychology, sociology, public health, social work, or a related discipline. Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree occurs before the start date. Applicants are expected to actively contribute to the research mission of the department. Candidates should be prepared to teach core courses in the graduate and undergraduate curriculum and mentor and advise graduate and undergraduate students. For fullest consideration application material should be received by December 3, 2018, at which time review of applicants’ materials will commence, continuing until the positions are filled. Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the job board and then click on the position) to complete an on-line application, upload a letter of interest, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and writing sample; and provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references within the application. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Beth Richie at  . The Criminology, Law, and Justice Department is a dynamic unit comprised of interdisciplinary scholars who are committed to engaged research on many dimensions of crime and justice including issues of race, class, disability, gender, and sexuality. Faculty work in a wide range of areas, including the study of processes and consequences of social control in diverse settings such as schools, neighborhoods, policing, courts, and prisons; issues of social justice; and the etiology, impact, and prevention of violence. The department is interested in strengthening qualitative and quantitative research capacity in the areas of immigration, community, and gun crimes. Faculty have exceptional research opportunities as a result of the Department’s affiliation with the Center for Research in Law and Justice and the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence, as well as strong relationships with agencies throughout the city, state, and nation. The Department is one of the largest in the College. For additional information about the department, go to http://clj.las.uic.edu/. UIC is a Carnegie Research Extensive University (Research I), located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. It is in the top 50 U.S. universities in federal research funding, and is among the top 200 universities in the world. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and people with disabilities. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Run Date: 10/18/18-01/18/19
Date Posted: 10/23/18

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Justice Studies 

Institution: San Jose State University 

Department: The Department of Justice Studies

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact E-mail: none@given.com

Job Description: The Department of Justice Studies at SJSU invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. with research and teaching expertise as described below
• Scholarship in Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, or related fields with emphasis in any of the following areas: policing, community corrections, juvenile delinquency and justice, gender and sexuality, violence, and/or community health.
• Strong record of teaching excellence
• Active research agenda with substantial potential for publications and funded research
• Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

• International expertise
• Online teaching experience
• Ability to teach research methods and writing courses
• Research and teaching that can enhance department emphases in Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Human Rights, and Forensic Science.

Responsibilities: The position requires that selected candidate, among other responsibilities, will:

• Maintain effective teaching in the Justice Studies undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching required skills courses and providing guidance for graduate student research projects
• Actively participate in departmental and campus governance, including curricular development, planning and implementing departmental activities, on campus activities, and supporting student success
• Develop and maintain an active research and publishing agenda
• Advise students, collaborate with faculty in other department programs and elsewhere, and perform professional service to the University, community, and academic profession
• Contribute to a team of dedicated professionals who skillfully address the needs of a student population of extraordinary diversity–in age, cultural background, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, primary language, life and work experience, and academic preparation–through course materials, teaching strategies, professional engagement with campus life, and advising.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 15, 2019

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 15, 2019 to http://apply.interfolio.com/57509. Additional materials may be requested if placed on a shortlist. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Justice Studies is a high-profile department in the College of Health and Human Sciences at San José State University, SJSU—located in downtown San José, CA, “the capital of Silicon Valley.” Established in 1930, the Department of Justice Studies is distinguished as one of the first degree-granting programs in criminal justice in the United States. The department prepares students for entry into a technologically complex and culturally diverse society as justice-oriented professionals who promote healthier communities and take leadership roles in the evolving justice landscape. The department's current focus is on strengthening its five pillars: 1) Criminal Justice Studies, 2) Criminology, 3) Forensic Science, 4) Legal Studies, and 5) Human Rights.

The department's 2 graduate programs offer master's degrees in Justice Studies and Global Criminology, preparing students for more advanced graduate study or managerial and research positions in justice serving organizations. In addition to the 2 MS degree programs, it offers 4 BS degrees in Justice Studies and Forensic Science, 4 minors, a graduate certificate in Family Violence, the award-winning Record Clearance Project, and 5 affiliated student and alumni groups. The team consists of 14 professors, 30 lecturers, 2 office staff members, and over 900 majors. SJSU Justice Studies alumni are among the most prominent professionals in policing, corrections, nonprofit services, legal, and related professions. For more information about the department, please go to: http://www.sjsu.edu/justicestudies/.

This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in graduating URM students. San Jose State University has achieved HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first-generation students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, the university is ranked fourth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 32,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic, gender, and other perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University's annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vqxpxst2c8vsyypj PI105728091

Run Date: 11/20/18-05/20/18
Date Posted: 11/20/18

Position Title: Director of Faculty Success 

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University 

Contact NameKristine Artello

Contact E-mail

Job Description: VCU seeks a Director of Faculty Success to help drive faculty and student success initiatives across the university system. Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (SVP), the Director promotes institutional and unit missions, as they relate to faculty development. They provide strategic leadership, program management, supervisory, and in some cases program delivery functions, and will have primary oversight for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) unit and staff. The incoming Director is highly collaborative, and engages with leadership, faculty, academic units, staff, and institutional units across the university. They advance the institution’s deep commitments to faculty and student success, diversity and inclusion, real world learning, translational research, and interdisciplinary collaborations. They crystallize robust knowledge in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), adult learning, data-informed decision-making, and effective methods to support the advancement of pedagogical, scholarly, service, and career development activities for faculty. The Director addresses faculty support needs throughout the professional life cycle and adapts offerings to align with evolving priorities. On a continuous or routine basis, the Director leads program evaluation efforts and supports assessment, broadly. Please go to https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/84220 to view details and apply.

Run Date: 11/20/18-02/20/18
Date Posted: 11/20/18

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Studies & Sociology 

Institution: Akron Campus 

Department: Criminal Justice Studies

Job Description

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application attaching a curriculum vitae. In addition, a letter of interest describing research and teaching experience, official transcript(s) and contact information for at least three professional references including emaill addresses and phone number. 

After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section. 

After initial review of applications, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to provide the following:

  • unofficial samples of research publications (up to 3 publications), if available, 
  • evidence of teaching experience, if available, (e.g., sample of teaching evaluations and/or samples of course syllabi), and 
  • letters of reference from at least three professional references.  

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call Angie Kerley in Human Resources at 330-972-6547. Direct questions regarding this position, can be directed to: Dr. Mary Myers, Search Committee Chair, . Please add in subject line “Position #6088 - UA Corrections Search.”

Responsibilities
The Departments of Criminal Justice Studies and Sociology at The University of Akron invite applications for a Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2019. The successful candidate will join a new and dynamic interdisciplinary program that offers two undergraduate degrees: (1) Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) and (2) Criminal Intelligence Analysis (CIA).  The candidate is expected to specialize in Corrections, but will also contribute to other aspects of the joint program such as teaching core Criminal Justice and Sociology courses (e.g., Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice).  

This position is a full-time, 9-month Tenure-Track Appointment as an Assistant Professor, hired jointly in the Departments of Criminal Justice Studies (primary) and Sociology (secondary).  If hired, the candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach and provide service within both departments.

Required Qualifications
The selected candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Criminology, Political Science, Psychology, or other related field in the Social Sciences at the time of appointment from an accredited institution.  Candidates who have completed all the requirements for this terminal degree except for the Dissertation (i.e. ‘ABD’) will be considered, but completion of the degree will be required by the start date. The selected candidate will demonstrate research expertise in Corrections. Preference will be given to candidates with an active research agenda as well teaching and other relevant experience.   

Salary
Competitive
  
Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  
  
Background Check Statement
The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees.  The university endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus.  As such, the university will conduct a pre-employment background check for all applicants selected for employment.
About UA
Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.

We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran.  The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

 

Run Date: 11/30/18-02/20/18
Date Posted: 11/30/18