Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 16, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2021. A Ph.D. is expected in criminal justice or a closely related discipline. Advanced ABD applicants will be considered, but the candidate must complete the degree by July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate criminal justice majors with opportunities to teach in our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program dependent on qualifications. Diverse research areas and methods are welcomed.


The Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration values community engagement and making an impact in our metropolitan region. The department is also committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/ or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Please upload a cover letter explaining how you would contribute to our program needs, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of teaching and research philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses (including emails), and telephone numbers of three references to . All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to make a 40-minute research presentation and 45-60-minute teaching demonstration to students. 


Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in Northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 688‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree‐seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. The position is contingent upon available funding and a satisfactory background check.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Should you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Nurgul Aitalieva

Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Purdue University Fort Wayne

2101 E Coliseum Blvd

Fort Wayne IN 46805-1499


Phone: 260-481-6351