Two-Year Visiting Assistant Position in Criminal Justice

Position Title Two-Year Visiting Assistant Position in Criminal Justice Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Number 007671 Department Government & Justice Studies - 250750 Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice/Criminology or a related discipline at the time of appointment, but ABDs will also be considered. A J.D. is not sufficient for this position.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

The areas of expertise for the position are open, but an identified area of need is Policing/Law Enforcement and related issues.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department houses undergraduate programs in criminal justice and political science and graduate programs in political science and public administration. Additional information about the Department of Government and Justice Studies can be found here . Additional information about the University and surrounding area can be found here .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for teaching a 3:3 course load over the academic year.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position at the University.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • All Unofficial Transcripts
  • Diversity Statement – Appalachian State and the Department of Government & Justice Studies are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.
  • Statement of Teaching Interest
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • A list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.

Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the letter writers to c/o Dr. Cathy Marcum.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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