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Assistant Professor of Criminology - Fall 2023

University of Southern Maine
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title:
Assistant Professor of Criminology - Fall 2023


City, State:
Portland ME

Criminology - PCRM

Bargaining Unit:

Salary Band/Wage Band:

Work Schedule:
academic year

Statement of Job:

The Criminology Department at the University of Southern Maine is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professors beginning Fall 2023 (August 28, 2023).

The Criminology Department offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology. The program provides students with a liberal arts education whose focus is the complex relations among crime, law, and society, and which emphasizes the social sciences. The curriculum is a rigorous series of courses which provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of crime and crime control in contemporary, historical, and comparative perspective. Click here to learn more.

The desired area of specialization includes but is not limited to: abolition, comparative and global criminology, green criminology, political economy of policing and punishment, restorative and transformative justice, state crimes, and social policy theory. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach required and elective courses in the criminology curriculum. While the department's primary teaching needs are CRM 100: Introduction to Criminology, CRM 200: Research Methods in Criminology, and CRM 225: Crimes Against the Environment, the criminology department is committed to hiring the strongest candidate and will adjust existing teaching responsibilities accordingly.

Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching of three classes per semester (with only two teaching preps), advising of students, maintaining an active program of research and other scholarly activity, and engaging in university and professional service. There is one course release in the first semester in exchange for participating in the new faculty onboarding program.

The targeted starting date for this position is Fall 2023 (August 28, 2023) and will pay an annual salary of $58,500. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position with opportunities to teach in online delivery modalities.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minoritized and marginalized populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. Click on our Benefits Information Summary to learn more.

  • Earned doctorate in sociology, criminology, or related discipline at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated effective teaching and effective written and oral communication skills are also required.
Other Information:

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.

Please visit Together for Maine for more information on USM's successful contribution to our Covid-19 public health campaign.

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position" at the bottom of the job posting page.

You will create an applicant profile submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement that includes a description of your experience with and philosophy of teaching diverse learners.
  • Research Statement expressing your areas of interest, past work, and future plans.
  • The names and contact information of three references.
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

All required materials must be submitted by September 5, 2022.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References, Research Statement, Teaching Statement
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