Criminal Justice Faculty Position

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.


(Applications submitted by 15 June 2021 will receive full consideration)

The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member teaching in the Criminal Justice program. Faculty responsibilities include effectively teaching Criminal Justice courses at the baccalaureate and masters' degree levels. Candidates with expertise in legal areas of criminal justice are preferred. The faculty member must be involved with students outside of classes by mentoring them on future educational and career plans. The faculty member will be expected to be involved in the university with curriculum development, program assessments, and engagement in institutional service, scholarship, and education initiatives.

A JD or a PhD degree in Criminal Justice are preferred. A Master's degree in Criminal Justice or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate effective teaching methods and a strong commitment to student success.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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