R0002331 - Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock) School of Criminal Justice and Criminology invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor (R000231) position to begin August 2021. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. (or completed all Ph.D. requirements before employment commences) in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field. Applicants who are ABD and are close to completion will also be considered, but the Ph.D. should be earned prior to employment.   This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy. 

The area of specialization is open, however, candidates with strong expertise in policing, courts and sentencing, juvenile delinquency/justice, or statistics are encouraged to apply. The position includes teaching in face-to-face and online formats. Candidates are expected to (1) work positively with faculty, staff, students, and the community, (2) teach across all academic programs, (3) conduct and disseminate scholarly research, (4) mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and (5) serve the school, the university, and the community. 

Created in 1972, the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at UA Little Rock is the flagship criminal justice program in the state. Our mission is to create engaged life-long learners dedicated to improving justice in society. We offer a wide array of educational opportunities to meet all academic levels, including associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Our academic programs prepare students for work in law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile and adult justice agencies, as well as high-level research and academic positions. The school is also involved in several grants and contracts. The school has been widely recognized as one of the top online colleges in Criminal Justice for undergraduates and master's students. For more information about the school, please visit http://ualr.edu/criminaljustice

The School of Criminal Justice and Criminology is housed in the College of Business, Health, and Human Services (CBHHS), a community of teacher-scholars whose mission is to educate, inspire and prepare students for fulfilling professional careers, to be life-long learners, and to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. UA Little Rock offers high-quality education as one of the South’s leading research, engaged universities with one-of-a-kind connections in Arkansas’s thriving capital city. Situated in the heart of Little Rock, UA Little Rock is a metropolitan university that offers a dynamic learning environment where students immerse themselves in the traditional college experience and take advantage of opportunities in both the public and private sectors. The Trojan community is diverse, with nearly 11,000 students from all over the world. 

Please submit a (1) letter of interest which includes the position number attached to this position (R0002331), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) statement of research interest, and (5) three letters of reference. Your letters of reference should be e-mailed directly to Dr. Tusty ten Bensel at ixzohra@ualr.edu

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position is available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021, and will remain open until the position is filled. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Tusty ten Bensel (ixzohra@ualr.edu). 

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

The University of Arkansas Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.