Criminal Justice Lecturer

Washburn University School of Applied Studies (SAS) invites applications for a Lecturer in the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department to begin August 1, 2021. This is a 9-month, full-time, lecturer position with the possibility of conversion to tenure track in three years. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equality and student success.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s in Criminal Justice or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely related field
  • University teaching experience
  • Research or practice in law enforcement or forensic investigation


  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate law enforcement classes and other criminal justice courses as needed in face-to-face and online formats.
  • Advise and mentor criminal justice students.
  • Maintain on-campus office hours per SAS policy, attend meetings, and provide service (professional, community, university, and department) as requested by the Department Chair.
  • Report to the Department Chair.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin April 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of interest, vitae, copies of transcripts, and the contact information of three professional references to Beth Kuhn ( or Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621, 785.670.2111). Electronic or hardcopy application materials will be accepted. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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