Visiting Assistant Professor of Crime, Justice and Security Studies


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: UDC Agency Only

Position Status: F ull-time, Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004

Salary Range: $31,500-$33,921

Closing Date: December 28, 2020

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences invites applications for one (1) full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor one-semester (Spring 2021) faculty appointment in the Crime, Justice and Security Studies Program with a target start date of January 4, 2021. Applicants with credentials appropriate to Assistant Professor rank will be given full consideration. Required specializations for this position include undergraduate Criminology and International Relations. The position begins January 4, 2021.


The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned to this position, but they are not necessarily all-inclusive. Tasks that are specific to duties and responsibilities related to this position are as follows:

  • Participate in the ongoing development and assessment of the Crime, Justice and Security Studies program.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding and enhance the program’s research infrastructure to promote institutional grant competitiveness.
  • Maintain currency in the use of software and technology in the classroom.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers using rubrics and other student-centered approaches.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.

Minimum Job Requirements

The Crime, Justice and Security Studies program seeks a faculty member with the following qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in Criminology, International Relations or related field, a minimum three years experience teaching Criminal Justice or International Relations at the college/university level, and academic qualifications and teaching experience in the core areas of Criminology and/or International Relations.
  • Applicants should have demonstrated skills in classroom and technology-based teaching tools.

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  • An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  • At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

  • Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

    When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

    Information to Applicant

    Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

    Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

    Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

    Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

    Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

    Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

    Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

    Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

    Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

    Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

    The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/ .

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