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Assistant Professor of Criminology

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
River Falls, Wisconsin
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022
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This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, with a teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester. The position requires a balance of teaching, research, and service.


  • Teaching load is 12 credits per semester.
  • Primary course responsibilities include introductory and advanced criminology courses, with an emphasis on courses related to policing/law enforcement.
  • Teach courses that compliment and extend departmental offerings based on educational background, interests, and departmental needs, including statistics and research methods.
  • New curricular initiatives may include development of undergraduate courses and on-line courses as appropriate.
  • Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students within the department.
  • Participate in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels.
  • Engage in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may address the scholarship of research within the field of expertise, the scholarship of teaching, or similar activities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or in Sociology with a specialization in Criminology/ Criminal Justice is required by June of 2024. ABD candidates with Master’s degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong interest in and ability to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in criminology and criminal justice, with an emphasis on courses related to policing/law enforcement.
  • Ability to teach statistics and research methods courses.
  • Strong, effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Potential for or demonstrated expertise in university teaching.
  • Potential for or demonstrated research, scholarly, and/or creative activity.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University’s commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and identities.

Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references)

Inquiries should be addressed to:
Tricia Davis
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Search Chair

Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by October 31, 2022. 

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