Assistant Professor of Criminology - Fall 2023
Criminology - PCRM
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Statement of Job:
The Criminology Department at the University of Southern Maine is
seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professors beginning Fall
(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
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
Benefits Information Summary
to learn more.
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.
- 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.
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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
All required materials must be submitted by September 5,
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the
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)
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References, Research Statement, Teaching