Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Alabama, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice to begin August 15, 2021. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Criminal Justice or a related field, but ABD’s near completion of the degree will be considered.

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is recognized for its research-active faculty, award-winning teaching, and for its collegiality. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a Master of Public Administration. More information regarding our programs can be found here:

Applicants must show a history or ability to publish peer-reviewed research and have teaching interests in the area of law enforcement. We welcome applicants who can also offer courses in one or more additional areas. In addition to research and teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise a diverse student body, including many students of color and first-generation students, and to contribute appropriate service.

Our Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applicants committed to cultural sensitivity and excellence through teaching, research, supervision, and community engagement.

To apply, please send by email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and, if A.B.D. or recent Ph.D., a writing sample to Dr. Corina Schulze, Chair of Search Committee, at

Prospective candidates may be asked to participate first in a brief Zoom interview. Candidates invited for a virtual or on-campus interview will be asked to complete additional forms and to arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Schulze at the email above. Letters of reference must be sent from a University or business/professional email account and include the phone number of the letter writer. Additionally, those candidates selected for the virtual/campus interview will need to arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Dr. Schulze via email or to the following address:

Humanities 226, 5991 USA Drive North, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688

Applications received by April 12, 2021, will receive full consideration. The consideration of applications received after April 12 will be at the discretion of the search committee. The position remains open until filled.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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