Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.   

The University of Houston-Victoria is a Hispanic-serving institution, located in the Coastal Bend region of southeast Texas. The main campus is in Victoria, TX, approximately 2 hours from Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. It also offers a satellite campus in the greater Houston area. The University of Houston-Victoria enrolls approximately 5,000 students. 

This position is located in Victoria, TX. The successful applicant is expected to play a large role in campus and student life in Victoria. The Criminal Justice program has an undergraduate program that serves both traditional college students on campus and distance education students. Courses in the undergraduate program are offered face-to-face in Victoria and online. The Criminal Justice program also has a Master’s degree that recently began in Fall 2020. The graduate degree is offered online at this time.

This position will start no later than Fall 2021. An earlier start date of Spring 2021 will be considered based on the successful applicant’s current employment needs. Applicants should note when they expect to start, should they be hired for the position.   

Required qualifications:  A doctoral degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Criminal Justice Administration or a closely related Criminal Justice field by starting date; demonstrated excellence in teaching; evidence of scholarly and professional activities; teaching undergraduate face-to-face courses in Victoria, as well as online graduate courses.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to generalists capable of teaching a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well those who have interest in expanding on-campus research, service and extracurricular opportunities for students. Candidates who have taught face to face undergraduate courses and have demonstrated involvement with students on campus are preferred.  

Position summary:  Candidates will be required to teach the Criminal Justice undergraduate and graduate program. The candidate will advise students and serve as a Master’s thesis advisor for graduate students. Candidates are expected to participate in course and program development; pursue scholarly and professional activities; perform other duties as assigned by the dean and chair of the Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences; and perform all other related activities as required.

Applicants must submit an application online and included:

  1. cover letter,
  2. current curriculum vitae;
  3. list of three current recommendations from people who are in a position to know the applicant’s expertise, with at least one addressing teaching effectiveness and at least one to address research and scholarly activities;
  4. evidence of effective teaching (including student evaluations, if available);
  5. a complete description of scholarly activities
  6. Copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)