CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Clinical Assistant Professor 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 Clinical Assistant Professor to begin in August 2021. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, nontenure-track, academic-year (9-month) faculty position. Clinical Assistant Professors 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 SCCJ.
We seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse pool of qualified people who are available to lead our internship program and to teach courses on ASU’s campuses in Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale, as well as to teach in our online programs, when needed.
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. Indeed, we seek a clinical faculty member to strengthen our ability to deliver first-rate student learning experience in each of these areas. Thus, the successful candidate will engage in on-campus and online teaching, assist in the refinement and expansion of the undergraduate and graduate internship programs, assist in the creation and implementation of community-based, service-learning opportunities, and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the School. We note that because the SCCJ values a diverse range of professional skills and experiences, we created this position specifically for a practitioner-scholar who seeks to contribute to the academic enterprise through excellence in teaching and service. Because the incumbent must be physically present on our Downtown Phoenix Campus, those seeking to telecommute from other locations will not be considered.
The specific responsibilities of the position include: enhancing and leading our internship program and other community-based, service-learning opportunities; 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.
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 equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- An earned doctoral degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social-scientific field from a regionally accredited university;
- At least seven 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;
- Experience as an internship coordinator or in community-based, service-learning projects;
- 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 a sample syllabus for one or more 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.
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:
- A letter of application no more than 3-pages which includes the following:
- Your interest in the clinical assistant professor position (job number 16750) and professional experience relative to the required and desired qualifications listed in this advertisement;
- A paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
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.
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