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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2023

Stockton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 13, 2022
Galloway - Main Campus

Job Category:

Social & Behavioral Sciences (240010)

Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Posted Date:
10/3/2022 12:00:00 AM


Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600-acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences, and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

Faculty and Staff are committed to support Stockton University’s commitment to diversity and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date. Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Stockton University is seeking to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Criminal Justice and Victimology for September 2023. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment. The Criminal Justice program specifically seeks applicants who are qualified to teach courses in the core Criminal Justice curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as program and general studies courses in Victimology and Victim Services.

  • Teaching in the undergraduate and graduate Criminal Justice programs and in the Victimology and Victim Services minor is expected. Applicants should model teaching excellence by demonstrating the impact of pedagogical approaches. The teaching load is three courses per semester
    • Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Victimology and contribute to the General Studies curriculum by teaching a course on Victims and Victim Services. See Stockton’s Course Catalog for descriptions of these courses
    • Applicants must also be able to teach current offerings in the core Criminal Justice curriculum (e.g., Theories, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Statistics, Research Methods, etc.) and may be expected to develop graduate and undergraduate courses on related content with a focus on victimology and/or social justice
  • Scholarship in a sustained research program is required. Active engagement in scholarship should include developing independent research projects and managing them through to production of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Priority will be given to applicants with a research agenda broadly focused on victimization-related topics, although the candidate's approach can overlap with other areas of Criminal Justice
  • Serve the Stockton community at the program, school/university, and/or community levels through sustained and impactful service activities. The candidate is expected to contribute to the Victimology and Victim Services minor


Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD, JD, or other doctoral terminal degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Victimology, or related fields [e.g., Sociology, Legal Studies/Law, or Psychology]
  • ABD candidates will be considered for the position, but must demonstrate plans for degree completion by August 31, 2023

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in the scholarship of engagement as part of the applicant's scholarship history and/or plans
  • Practical experience in victimology, criminal justice, community advocacy, relevant volunteer or staff positions, and/or fields of legal practice is of benefit
  • Area of expertise or research agenda broadly focused on victimization-related topics

How To Apply:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 20, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. A list of three recent professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  5. Short (1-page) teaching philosophy statement
  6. Short description of Scholarship plans and research capabilities

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.



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