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Visiting Assistant Professor - Criminology

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jun 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The institution has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status. We also encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of professional and personal paths. Each candidate is invited to discuss their unique pathway in their application materials.

The Department of Criminology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for two 10-month, non-tenure, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor positions in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences starting July 31, 2021.

The successful candidate will be able to teach: Introduction to Criminology (CRI 100), Judicature (CRI 201), Penology (CRI 202), Criminology (CRI 205), Criminal Law and Procedure (CRI 301), and Senior Capstone in Policy Analysis (CRI 499).  Opportunities to teach elective courses based on the candidate’s area of expertise and the needs of the department are also available. Candidates with the expertise to explore race and racism, whiteness, and/or anti-racism in their courses are preferred.

The successful candidate will have a MA, Ph.D., or be ABD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, with demonstrated and prior experience teaching in-person college-level courses. As TCNJ is committed to inclusion and diversity, the successful candidate should articulate how they would model these values and successfully navigate a diverse campus community.

To Apply

To apply, please upload the following items:

  • Cover letter describing qualifications and teaching interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into the candidate’s work as a teacher
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness including sample syllabi and student evaluations
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references

We will request letters of reference after initial review.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please see the link to apply:  Final offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Any questions about the positions should be directed to Dr. Margaret E. Leigey, Chair of the Department of Criminology at

 About the Department of Criminology

The Department of Criminology has five tenure-line faculty members and approximately 230 majors. For more information about the department, visit

About The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective, public, primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our approximately 7,000 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research, scholarship, and creative activity. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit

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