Assistant Professor of Criminology

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is seeking a critical criminologist at the rank of assistant professor for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2021 (August 15, 2021). Preferred qualifications include specializations in research and teaching about youth and social justice, the carceral state, restorative and transformative approaches to crime, pedagogies for social change, and research methods. Successful candidates will have a record of supporting first generation, Black and Latinx student populations with demonstrated effectiveness in helping students build quantitative, writing, oral communication and information literacy skills, and a commitment to inclusive teaching and community building.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociology or related fields (PhD documentation by Fall 2021), a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and advising, an established research agenda, an interest in shared governance, a commitment to service, and a dedication to diversity and social justice.


All applicants must apply online at Please provide cover letter and resume, including a list of at least three professional references. Dominican University will accept applications for this position until it is filled.

Official transcripts will be required of finalists; submission instructions will be provided to applicants as necessary. 

An offer will be pending a background screening.

About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of nearly 3,200 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 37% of undergraduates first generation in college, 69% female, 61% Hispanic of Any Race, and 5% Black/African-American. Dominican University’s mission, in part, is to prepare students to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Toward that end, the university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. For more information about Dominican University, see

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.