LECTURER IN THE SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Employer
Arizona State University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Lecturer in the
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

 

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a lecturer to begin in August 2021.  This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, nontenure-track, academic-year (9-month) faculty position. We seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse pool of qualified people who are available to teach courses and provide meaningful service to ASU students on ASU’s campuses in Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale, as well as online. Although we will consider applicants with of specializations in all areas of criminology and criminal justice other than policing, we are particularly interested in candidates with practical and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: homeland security, terrorism studies, intelligence analysis, race and crime, drugs and crime, media and crime, gangs, organized crime, white collar crime, and quantitative methods of crime analysis (e.g., crime mapping, data mining, social network analysis).

 

Lecturers are fixed-term faculty members with the possibility of year-to-year employment at ASU based on continued excellent performance, the needs of the institution, and availability of funding. The position reports to the Director of the SCCJ. Because the incumbent must be physically present on our campuses in the metropolitan Phoenix area, this faculty position is not appropriate for people who seek to telecommute.

 

About the School:

 

The SCCJ is housed in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, a comprehensive public research unit at ASU with a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 57 percent of whom are students of color.  SCCJ is a nationally-recognized leader in higher education and is highly regarded for its distinguished faculty and research productivity as evidenced by it being ranked the #2 best program in criminology and criminal justice program in the United States by US News and World Report.

 

The SCCJ offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in criminology and criminal justice; a master’s degree in crime analysis; undergraduate concentrations or certificate programs in correctional studies, criminal investigations, juvenile justice, law and human behavior, legal issues in criminal justice, policing, and victims studies; and graduate certificates corrections leadership and management, crime analysis, homeland security, and law enforcement administration. In addition, the SCCJ offers upper-division courses in Yuma and Lake Havasu City, AZ; these programs are designed to allow students who already hold an associate’s degree to complete the Bachelor of Science degree by taking in-person classes.  And SCCJ proudly offers its Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and Master of Science in Crime Analysis degrees online, allowing students from around the globe to earn highly-valued degrees from one of the leading criminology and criminal justice programs in the world. For more information about the SCCJ’s opportunities for research, instruction, practice, student internship experience, and community-based service learning opportunities, please visit our website at http://ccj.asu.edu.

 

The SCCJ is conveniently located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the fifth largest city in the United States. Our proximity to major criminal justice agencies enhances the opportunities for instruction, practice, student internship experience, and community-based service learning opportunities.  The successful candidate will engage in on-campus and online teaching, serve on committees, mentor students, and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the School. 

 

Job Duties:

 

The specific responsibilities of the position include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; engaging in service within ASU at the school, college, and university levels; providing service to the community and the profession; and participating in curriculum development, program planning, and student advisement.

 

Qualifications

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the School and College through teaching and service.  In addition, the following qualifications are required:

 

  • For teaching undergraduate-level classes, either one of the following by the time of appointment:
    • An earned doctoral degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social-scientific field from a regionally accredited university; OR
    • An earned master’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely-related social science (e.g., political science, sociology, psychology) from a regionally-accredited university, and at least three years of related experience (teaching and/or practitioner experience) demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility.

 

  • For teaching graduate-level classes, either one of the following by time of appointment:
    • An earned doctoral degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social-scientific field from a regionally-accredited university; OR
    • An earned master’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely-related social science (e.g., political science, sociology, psychology) from a regionally-accredited university, and at least five years of related experience (teaching and/or practitioner experience) demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Desired Qualifications: 
  • An earned doctoral degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social-scientific field from a regionally accredited university;
  • Practical or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: homeland security, terrorism studies, intelligence analysis, race and crime, drugs and crime, media and crime, gangs, organized crime, white collar crime, and quantitative methods of crime analysis (e.g., crime mapping, data mining, social network analysis).
  • At least five years of progressive experience in criminal justice practice (i.e., policing, courts, corrections, security, crime labs, victim services, etc.) culminating in a managerial leadership position within an agency;
  • Two or more semesters of teaching undergraduate or graduate-level courses with strong evidence of teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer evaluations, and prior course syllabi (for those who have never taught, the potential for teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by sample syllabi for two different courses);
  • Experience with technology/course management systems; and
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

 

The SCCJ actively seeks and supports a culturally diverse faculty and student body. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  Our School, and indeed the entirety of our University, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  ASU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law.

 

Application Instructions

Application Procedure:

 

To apply, please visit https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/jobs.  Applicants must submit all of the following materials through an Interfolio dossier. Complete application materials must contain the following items:

 

  1. A letter of application no more than 3-pages which includes the following:
  • Your interest in the Lecturer position (job number 16751) and professional experience relative to the required and desired qualifications
  • A paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • A curriculum vitae or résumé that details the applicant’s educational and professional history, as well as your complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address);
  • Two pieces of evidence which demonstrate the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Student evaluations are strongly preferred as one such piece of evidence, but other evidence might include peer evaluations of teaching or a teaching portfolio (e.g., syllabi, sample assignments, sample assessments and rubrics, etc.); and
  • Information for three professional references (name, title, organization, email address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor.
  • The initial application deadline is June 10, 2021 at 3:00p.m. Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

    Interviews will be held via Zoom.

     

    General Information about the University:

     

    ASU is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the sixth consecutive year, followed by #2 Stanford and #3 MIT. ASU is committed to building a model for an American research university that measures impact by the success of its students, and faculty committed to the public good with solution-focused research that expands interdisciplinary thinking, and a university that accepts major responsibility for health, economic, and social development of its community.  

     

    A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

     

    (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

     

    In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.