Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

University of South Dakota Department of Political Science
South Dakota, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Criminal Justice Studies Program at the University of South Dakota invites applicants for the position of assistant professor of criminal justice. Area of specialization is criminology or victimology. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to teach information literacy and research methods and may be asked to deliver some courses online.


The University of South Dakota is the state's flagship liberal arts institution with a "higher research" (R2) Carnegie Classification. We seek a candidate who possesses a commitment to excellence in teaching, student mentoring, and research within the context of a strong liberal arts program. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, share in the work of a vibrant department and apply his or her professional expertise in the service of the university, community and discipline. The Criminal Justice Studies program enjoys major endowments that support faculty research and international/domestic off-campus study opportunities for its majors.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in criminal justice and/or criminology on the date of appointment. A J.D. or master’s degree alone is insufficient qualification for this position. The start date will be August 22, 2021.


Review of applications will begin October 19, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Applications MUST be submitted on-line at A complete application consists of a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, teaching portfolio (course evaluations, philosophy of teaching statement, and/or sample syllabi), and at least one example of a scholarly publication or conference paper.  Materials that cannot be uploaded should be sent to Professor Sandy McKeown c/o the Criminal Justice Search Committee.


Questions may be directed to Criminal Justice Search Committee, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390, 605/677-5242 or


The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.