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Assistant Professor in Sociology & Criminal Justice (Tenure Track, F0947A1)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022
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Old Dominion University’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position to begin August 2023. We are seeking a criminologist or sociologist to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on campus and online whose research addresses inequality, public policy, and social justice in the criminal justice system and its responses to crime, and/or those whose work explores the nexus of public health and criminal justice. The successful candidate will be able to teach existing courses in our undergraduate programs in Criminal Justice and in Sociology and the Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice (, Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, or sociology required; candidates who are ABD are expected to complete the degree by August 2023. Other requirements: A demonstrated ability to conduct research, publish, and teach in criminology/criminal justice, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Preferred qualifications: Evidence of potential grant writing success.

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and in Criminal Justice and the Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice. Our PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice is a sociological criminology program that highlights social inequality and public policy in the study of crime and justice issues. In addition, we are proposing a MS Criminology program. The department has an accomplished, collaborative, and diverse faculty and student body committed to equality, social justice, and transformative policies and practices and the successful candidate will enrich this environment. Opportunities exist to participate in ODU’s Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Department of Women’s Studies, School of Cybersecurity, and School of Public Health. The surrounding 14 localities and their criminal justice and social service agencies offer tremendous opportunities for research and community engagement partnerships.

Old Dominion University is a residential and R1 very high research activity public institution with a student enrollment of 24,000, one-half of whom are students of color, including nearly 5,000 graduate students, and a diverse and multicultural faculty. ODU is a national leader in supporting social mobility in higher education, helping underrepresented students succeed, and serving the community: among the top 10% of U.S. colleges and universities in the 2019 Social Mobility Index (CollegeNET), the top 15% in the nation for overall diversity (College Factual), the top 10 in the country and top 50 in the world for reducing inequality (Times Higher Education), and a 2020 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement classification recipient. The university’s main campus is in Norfolk, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreational area with a population of 1.8 million near the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, Statement of Research Interests, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Review of applications will begin October 3. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Daniel Pryce ( More information about the department is available at

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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