Assistant Professor of Criminology

Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology at Morehead State University is accepting applications for a full-time position as Assistant Professor of Criminology. The anticipated start date is August 9, 2021. The department will also consider a start date in January 2022.

Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY, a designated Kentucky Trail Town, nestled in Daniel Boone National Forest, in close proximity to Cave Run Lake. This location provides opportunities for a wide-range of outdoor recreation activities. Additionally, Morehead State University is relatively close to a number of larger cities including Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati, OH. Morehead State University delivers a strong and affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in a student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes and faculty committed to teaching and student success.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a combination of four undergraduate and graduate courses per semester, which includes core courses for the Criminology and Criminal Justice major and Sociology graduate program. In addition to teaching existing courses and developing new courses, faculty are expected to be involved in the life of the University, including advising students, contributing to committee work, participating in various academic and social events, and pursuing external funding sources. This position is expected to pursue an active research agenda and to support student research and practicum experiences as outlined in the University’s quality enhancement plan.

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Criminology/Criminal Justice, Sociology, or closely related field required. ABDs must show evidence of completion by the starting date of this appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Quantitative backgrounds and an interest in corrections and theory.

SPONSORSHIP: This position is not budgeted for Visa Sponsorship.

Morehead State University is a comprehensive, regionally focused university providing high quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. To apply, visit: and complete the MSU Application for Employment along with a cover letter, curriculum vita with the names and contact information for three current, professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy (including relevant qualifications), evidence of teaching ability or effective instruction (if available) and a sample of written work such as a journal article or chapter length writing sample. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For preferred consideration, apply by May 13, 2021. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. Please contact Elizabeth Perkins, the search committee chair, at for questions regarding this position. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.