Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position in the Criminal Justice program to begin August 1, 2021. We are interested in candidates whose teaching and research demonstrate a critical perspective and whose areas of specialization include legal studies, research methods, policing, social justice, and/or globalization. Candidates will also be expected to teach courses in the Sociology major, and other elective courses as needed, teaching four courses (12 credit hours) per semester, as well as advising Criminal Justice majors and minors. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is required. A Ph.D. in Criminology/Sociology or Terminal Degree in related field is required. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to involve undergraduates in research. For more information about our program see the Sociology & Criminal Justice Department web site at

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning - a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed  Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research interests, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent. Application review will begin April 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Millikin University at Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Jorge Chavez-Rojas at  Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.