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Assistant Professor - Public Administration, Public Policy, Criminal Justice, Security Studies

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in criminal justice or security studies.  Responsibilities include teaching for the NASPAA accredited Master Public Administration program, Political Science majors, Criminal Justice and Security Studies majors, and the interdisciplinary social science curriculum.  The Department of Political Science is composed of active and engaged teacher-scholars that support student learning through curricular and co-curricular learning.  For more information about the Department of Political Science please go to:  or the Department of Criminal Justice and Security Studies:

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply. 

 Minimum qualifications:

    ABD nearing completion in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or Criminal Justice or closely related field.
    Ability to conduct peer-reviewed scholarship. Research agenda that focuses on public policy or administration issues in criminal justice or security studies. Qualifications to teach as a core member of the MPA faculty. 
    Effective written communication skills. Potential for teaching excellence, including but not limited to the use of active learning techniques and innovative pedagogies.

Application process: 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing all qualifications met, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement articulating teaching philosophy, a sample publication or scholarly work, a statement regarding their research agenda, and contact information for three references who will be contacted with instructions about how to upload letters of recommendation upon completion of  the application. If ABD, please submit a letter from the doctoral advisor indicating progress toward degree completion.

For a complete list of qualifications and to apply, please go to: 

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic Research University with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 

 Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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