Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Race and Justice) - Fall 2021

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Race and Justice) - Fall 2021 Requisition 202000064F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.
Salary is competitive with other research oriented, doctoral programs.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Criminal Justice Department Dept of Criminal Justice and Criminology Open Date 09/11/2020 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. William Wells Title

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296.

Contact Phone (936) 294-4817 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The successful candidate is expected to teach core courses in the department’s academic degree programs, have an active research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and mentoring of students.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related academic field, such as Psychology, Sociology, Black Studies, Latinx Studies, and Women’s Studies. ABD will be considered.

Experience Required for the Position

The successful candidate will have expertise and a research agenda concentrated on the intersections of race and justice.

Other Requirements for the Position

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion; the successful candidate is expected to advance this commitment.

Special Instructions Summary

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: and should include a letter of interest, a current vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references addressed to:

Dr. William Wells
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296.

Review of materials will begin October 1, 2020 and will continue until the search is completed.
Visit our website at to learn more about the department.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
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    • SHSU Website
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  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents