Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

San Diego State University Imperial Valley
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

SDSU Imperial Valley Division of Professional Studies is seeking a faculty member at the assistant professor level with evidence of a peer-reviewed research publication agenda and teaching experience for a Fall 2021 appointment. While the area of specialization is open, the CJ program seeks to hire a scholar who is collaborative and open to creating synergies with our existing faculty. We welcome applications from scholars with training in criminal justice or criminology, as well as in related disciplines, including but not limited to emergency management, homeland security, public administration, public affairs, public policy, and sociology. This position requires the expertise to teach core undergraduate courses in at least two of the following areas: restorative justice, corrections, community supervision, law enforcement, law and society, and/or research methods; in addition to graduate-level courses in homeland security.


Given the interdisciplinary nature of our faculty, teaching and contributing to our collaborative programs is desirable. In addition to classes offered as part of the undergraduate major, the faculty hire may have opportunities to contribute to Criminal Justice undergraduate curriculum offered through SDSU’s Global Campus. Successful candidates must be able to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Professional activities and publications in the applicant's area(s) of expertise are required for promotion.


SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS) with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.


We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Our definition of underrepresented populations (UP) is: African-American, Latino/Latina, Native American, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, groups of varying abilities, women in public administration. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria:


  1. are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline
  2. have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline
  3. have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students
  4. have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research
  5. have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group
  6. have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities
  7. have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration
  8. have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education


Candidates must indicate in their cover letter how they meet at least two or more of these criteria.


Applicants must have a doctoral degree in criminal justice or criminology or a related field by the date of appointment. Candidates should have demonstrated evidence of research publications, and the potential for program development and grant writing ability, with clear leadership potential in each of these areas being an asset. Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience. Application review will begin on March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should apply via Interfolio: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and contact information for three academic references. Additional materials will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later time.