Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 15, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Michigan State University - School of Criminal Justice 

  • Rank: Assistant Professor Fixed Term
  • Start Date: August 16, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Application Deadline: until a suitable candidate is identified

The School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) is housed in the College of Social Science, a dynamic collection of academic disciplines conducting high quality research and education seeking to address the most pressing local, national and international issues. Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is the pioneer land-grant institution, is one of the top research universities in the world, and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

The School of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term assistant professor position. Duties include teaching six courses at the graduate level (master’s degree level) offered in the online/virtual format. These courses will focus extensively around cybercrime, cybersecurity, and law enforcement practice in this area. Knowledge of digital forensic practice also welcomed.

Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires a PhD. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and/or significant work experience in areas related to teaching assignment (e.g., policing, courts, corrections, private security, or cyber-security). Candidates must have the ability to teach at the graduate level. 

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching in online format.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically to MSU at Reference posting #68286. Application materials must include: 1) letter of application that includes a description of candidate’s professional experience, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights the applicant’s alignment with our desired qualifications, and 4) names and email addresses of 3 potential referees. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Tom Holt at

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.