Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Tenure Track
Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.
Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.
We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.
We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
- Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
- Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
- Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
- Pre-tax commuter benefit
- Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
- Discounted home and auto insurance
The Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in Criminal Justice at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021.
Faculty responsibilities for this position include a total teaching load of five courses per academic year (typically four undergraduate courses and one graduate course), advising and mentoring students, maintaining a productive research and publication trajectory, and actively participating in the life of the department, college, and university through participation in shared governance and other service activities.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field (in hand by July 1, 2021). Preference will be given to candidates with an active research agenda in policing and/or restorative justice, experience teaching in both sociology and criminal justice areas, and demonstrated teaching excellence. Our department is committed to an atmosphere of inclusion, and we are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to working with ethnic, race, and gender diverse populations. The successful candidate will also be able to develop and teach courses that support the University’s first-year general education curriculum, as needed.
Application should be made through the Suffolk University Human Resources website, with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter (including research agenda), CV, graduate transcript, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and student courses evaluations (if available). The candidate also should provide contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of November 15, 2020.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.
Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To learn more about Suffolk, visit our website at www.suffolk.edu .