Director, Criminal Justice and Criminology #202120FAC

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Texas State University invites applicants for the position of Director of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the College of Applied Arts. The School of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a Bachelor of Science, Master’s, and Ph.D. in criminal justice. In the fall of 2019, the School included 27 full-time faculty serving 1,327 undergraduate and 81 graduate majors, which includes master’s and doctoral students.

The Director has a 12-month appointment, including teaching responsibilities. The Director is the primary executive officer of the School and oversees all aspects of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology, including three school-level centers that report to the Director. For more information on the responsibilities and role of the department chair at Texas State, please visit: All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Texas State’s San Marcos campus is located in a growing community along I-35 corridor spanning Austin-San Antonio area. With its strategic location in the heart of the innovation ecosystem in the region, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. Additional information about the university and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in criminal justice/criminology or a related field. Candidates holding a J.D. only will not be considered.
  • Current rank of professor, or advanced associate professor with at least four years in rank.
  • A distinguished record of university teaching, scholarship, research, and service.
  • Experience in successful supervision or mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Evidence of promoting and/or supporting diversity among faculty, staff, and students.
  • The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank based on established university and school standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Ph.D. granting institution, department, and/or school.
  • Evidence of administration or professional leadership experience.
  • Experience in a minority-serving and/or Hispanic-serving institution.
  • Capacity to develop and promote research among faculty and graduate students.
  • Strong record of ethical and participatory service, consensus and community building, communication skills, and transparent management style.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by January 15, 2021:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of application describing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications; and
  • List of three to five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

Optional Document:

  • Statement of leadership style and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The confidential review of credentials will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. Aimee Roundtree, chair of the Search Committee, at Please indicate “CJ&C Director Position” in the subject line of all correspondence.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.