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Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Employer
Pacific Lutheran University
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
$55,000.00 - $57,000.00
Posted date
Aug 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Description: 
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in criminology starting Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be able to provide excellent undergraduate instruction in a generalist department. Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach courses in criminology, criminal justice, introductory sociology, and introductory statistics. 

PLU’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Our students have strong commitments to social justice, and many are first-generation college students, non-traditional students and students of color. We encourage applications from individuals who share backgrounds with our students or whose commitments to justice, inclusion, and diversity influences their teaching, research, and service. 

The Department offers a major and minor in Sociology and a major and minor in Criminal Justice. Faculty teach courses and work with students across the two programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
-Teach undergraduate courses in criminology, criminal justice, introductory sociology, and introductory statistics, in addition to other courses offered across the department’s curriculum.
-Mentor and advise students. 
-Develop and advance a program of scholarship.
-Contribute to the University and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice through relevant service and leadership.
-Other areas as appropriate to the candidate’s areas of experience and expertise.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Passion for teaching and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and colleagues. -Experience working with, teaching, or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. -Commitment to using inclusive and anti-racist pedagogy.   Required Qualifications: -Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology; ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2022. -Evidence of commitment to teaching, research, and service.   Preferred Qualifications: -Previous university teaching in sociology or criminology. -Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach criminal justice from a critical perspective, as well as introductory sociology, introductory statistics, and other courses that meet the needs of the department. -Preference for candidates whose teaching areas are complementary to the teaching expertise of the current department members. -Preference for professional faculty who view themselves as inclusive educators and are committed to supporting students as they discover their vocation.   -Preference for candidates who have a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scholarship – or the potential to achieve one.    
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