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Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Employer
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Salary
Generally starting at $69,000 - $73,000 per academic year
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Description

The College of Public Service at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for two assistant professor of criminal justice positions. The scholars in these positions will teach undergraduate level courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Program and graduate level courses in the Master of Criminal Justice Program, which are sometimes cross-listed with graduate courses in the Master of Public Administration Program. The positions require flexible teaching schedules (e.g., evening classes) and course formats will include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. The assistant professors will be expected to prepare and teach courses within the current undergraduate and graduate criminal justice curricula, as well as contribute to curriculum development. The typical time allocation for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Public Service is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The pre-tenure teaching load for these positions is a 2-2, with the potential for additional teaching opportunities during the summer.

The anticipated start date is August 14, 2023, with the potential for an earlier start. 

The Criminal Justice Program in the College of Public Service at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is young and growing. Students in our Program are traditional and non-traditional students, with many of them working as practitioners in the criminal justice system. The Criminal Justice Program faculty members have scholarly expertise in the following areas: corrections, criminal justice policy, developmental criminology, formal social control, environmental criminology, human trafficking, juvenile justice, sentencing, and victimology.  

Degrees offered by the College of Public Service include the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, Dual Master in Criminal Justice and Public Administration, and the Dual Master of Public Administration and Sociology.

Who We Are: 

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world’s only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. 

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trails, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities.

Job Duties:

  • Teach undergraduate level courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Program and graduate level courses in the Master of Criminal Justice Program, which are sometimes cross-listed with graduate courses in the Master of Public Administration Program. Prepare and teach courses within the current undergraduate and graduate criminal justice curricula, as well as contribute to curriculum development. Flexible teaching schedules are required (e.g., evening classes) and course formats will include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. (Percentage of time: 40%)

  • Maintain a productive agenda of empirical and meaningful research evidenced through peer-reviewed publications. Seek external funding for research. (Percentage of time: 40%)

  • Be an engaged and collegial member of the Department of Criminal Justice, the College of Public Service, and UCCS communities. Examples of service activities include but are not limited to: participating in faculty meetings; serving on Criminal Justice, College of Public Service, and UCCS campus committees; participating in student recruitment activities and advising; helping to build/maintain partnerships between the community and College of Public Service; and other activities as appropriate. (Percentage of time: 20%)

  • Below areas are especially desirable expertise for research and teaching:

    • Statistics/Research Methods/ Data Analytics (including GIS mapping)
    • Public Health & Violence Prevention
    • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
    • Policing & Law

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Work Location:  Hybrid 

Typically, on-site; position may be partially remote, based on the semester-to-semester needs of the department and as determined by the department chair.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $69,000 - $73,000 per academic year

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by October 16, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of October 31, 2022.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the weeks of November 28, 2022 and December 5, 2022.

  • The potential employee start date is January 9, 2023 or August 14, 2023.

Qualifications

Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Criminology and/or Criminal Justice or a related social or behavioral science discipline from an accredited institution. A J.D. degree alone does not qualify for this position. ABD candidates will be considered; however, PhD must be conferred by August 18, 2023 to be appointed at Assistant Professor level. If PhD is not conferred by August 18, 2023, a selected ABD will be appointed at the Instructor level.

  • Ability to teach courses in the current undergraduate and graduate criminal justice curricula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to core curriculum and add to our wide range of undergraduate and graduate electives.

  • Specifically, applicants with an interdisciplinary focus or who have the ability to contribute to more than one area of expertise are desired. Below areas are especially desirable expertise for research and teaching:

    • Statistics/Research Methods/ Data Analytics (including GIS mapping)

    • Public Health & Violence Prevention

    • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

    • Policing & Law

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of teaching evaluations, course syllabi, awards, etc.)

  • Evidence of scholarly activities (e.g., peer reviewed journal publications, manuscripts, book chapters, conference presentations, grants, etc.)

  • Ability to collaborate with criminal justice organizations (e.g. partnerships with agencies in the field, research collaborations with CJ agencies, internships, guest lectures with CJ agencies, etc.)

Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers (job number 27391)

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