Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Requisition Number: F00146P: Criminal Justice

Job Description:
Position, Salary and Benefits: The Department of Criminal Justice at Weber State University (WSU) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. Salary and benefits are competitive (retirement program is entirely contributed by WSU at the rate of 14.2% of your annual gross earnings).

About the Department: As part of the WSU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Criminal Justice Department offers degree programs in criminal justice and forensic science. Courses may be taught on the Ogden campus or satellite campuses during daytime and evening hours. Faculty in the department teach a 4-4 load in a variety of modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, virtual and online), across the breadth of our programs, including certificates, Associates, Bachelors and a fully online Master of Criminal Justice. We value professional experience as well as proficiency developing and teaching online courses. We are seeking a dynamic faculty member who is able to teach courses in our evolving curriculum. Our student population is diverse in nature and reflects the Hispanic population of the Ogden area. The ability to engage in lively discussion and analysis of contemporary criminal justice issues is especially important to our students. For additional information about the department, please visit our website at:

About the University: Founded in 1889, WSU is a diverse learning community with seven colleges that serve more than 29,000 students in more than 225 academic programs. The university has a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and regularly engages in analyses of race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, ability and the intersections of these identities. The main campus of Weber State University is beautifully situated at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah, just 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. Both the university and the city it is housed in provide a vast array of cultural arts program, events, and services for Northern Utah. Ogden is within reasonable driving distance of nine major ski resorts and a half dozen national parks.

Job Duties:

Required Qualifications:
• PhD in a criminal justice-related field, or JD from an accredited U.S. law school
• Professional experience in U.S. state or federal criminal trial courts (open to broad interpretation)
• Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate criminal law and court-focused courses
• Record of excellence in teaching at the university level
• Promising research agenda and a commitment to academic scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:
• JD accompanied by PhD, or advanced ABD, in a field related to criminal law
• Professional experience in the juvenile court system (open to broad interpretation)
• Demonstrated ability to teach or develop juvenile justice, juvenile law and other criminal justice courses for our curriculum

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 09/21/2020
Close Date: 11/13/2020
Open Until Filled: No

Notes to Applicants:
For more information and to apply, please complete the online application and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, comprehensive list of courses taught with institution and format, and samples of course syllabi, student learning assessments, and teaching evaluations), and proposed research agenda. Official transcripts will be required at the time of interview.

Screening of applications will begin October 30, 2020. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Weber State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. For further information, please contact Dr. Brent Horn at:

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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