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Tenure Track Faculty - Criminal Justice Generalist

Sacramento State
California, United States
Not Specified
Closing date
Mar 29, 2019
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Job Details

Job Title
Tenure Track Faculty - Criminal Justice Generalist
Job Code
2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time
Full Time
Tenure Information
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor
Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Criminal Justice
Hiring Department Summary

The Division of Criminal Justice undergraduate program is one of the most highly ranked academic programs at Sacramento State, and it is the second largest major in the university. The Division provides education to approximately two-thousand majors and pre-majors (Expressed Interest). The Division maintains one of the most diverse student and faculty programs within the University. The Division focuses on the development of professionals as well as educated citizenry to serve in leadership and administrative roles, in both the design and management of an effective, efficient, and complex criminal justice system and procedures. The Division's curriculum emphasizes ethical decision making and problem solving as applied to a broad-based criminal justice curriculum, with a vision of being "...a dynamic center for educating students to be future leaders with professional competencies and ethics, abilities and values that allow them to be productive and engaged members of a global society."

Graduates are expected to demonstrate a firm understanding of the nature of crime and deviance, its impact on society, and society's response to criminal and deviant behavior under the principles of due process and rule of law. Criminal Justice students must acquire command of a substantive body of knowledge about the operations and dynamics in the correctional system, the law and courts, as well as offenders, investigations, administration, and a wide-range of critical and contemporary criminal justice issues. The Division prepares leaders for a local, state, federal, and global, criminal justice community, and is guided by the following values:
· Objective, scientific, evidence-informed decision making
· High ethical standards
· Diversity and inclusion
· Transparency and integrity
· Adaptability and flexibility to a changing world
· Respect and compassion for the individual and human rights
· Lifelong learning

Essential Duties

This is a Generalist Faculty position. Duties will include:
(1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses,
(2) engaging in scholarly activities,
(3) serving on Division, College and University Committees,
(4) academic advising,
(5) providing service to the community,
(6) supervising undergraduate and Master's student research,
(7) developing other undergraduate/ graduate courses in area of specialization as needed,
(8) willingness to participate in off-campus teaching and distance and distributed education.

Appointment Specifics

Required Qualifications

- An earned doctoral degree in criminal justice or a related discipline. ABDs will be considered. If ABD , candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2019.

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- The ability to teach in one or more substantive criminal justice areas such as corrections, criminological theory, policing, administration, investigations, comparative/international criminal justice, terrorism or research methods.

- Evidence of the ability to successfully teach in a college or university level in one or more of the fields listed above

- Exhibit a capacity to utilize instructional technology in teaching.

- The ability to work with diverse groups

- Successful experience or leadership in developing or managing international programs or grants will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

- Record of publications or scholarly presentations

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
Anticipated Start Date
Fall 2019
Initial Application Review
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Under "Teaching Effectiveness", please provide evidence of satisfactory teaching performance (i.e. student evaluations, performance evaluations).

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • CSU Careers Website
  • CalJobs Website
  • Agency Referral
  • Advertisement/Publication
  • Current eReferral
  • HERC Website
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • LinkedIn
  • Other website
  • * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
  • Yes
  • No

    Documents Needed To Apply
    Required Documents
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Scholarly Interests
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Teaching Effectiveness
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents
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