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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

St. Mary's University of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting Fall of 2023. Suitable applicants should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the research areas of criminology and criminal justice. The areas of specialization are open, but the program is interested in applicants with strengths in criminal justice administration, criminal justice and criminological research methods, legal studies, corrections, and victimology. The Department offers bachelors’ degrees in three disciplines Criminal Justice, Criminology and Forensics Criminology. Candidates must possess teaching experience and a strong willingness to advise and work closely with students. A Ph.D. in criminal justice or criminology is preferred and proven research potential in these fields. An ABD with expected degree completion date within six months of the start of the position or a terminal degree in a field related to criminal justice/criminology may be considered.   Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate leadership in best practices and/or excellence in policing/criminology/criminal justice.  Teaching duties will generally include four courses per semester. The candidate will likely be expected to teach introductory courses in criminal justice and/or criminology, legal studies, research methods in criminal justice and criminology, criminal justice administration, corrections, legal studies, juvenile delinquency, and introductory statistics. They may also be expected to provide teaching support into Sociology and/or advise students majoring in criminology with an emphasis on forensic science.


St. Mary's University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence: St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission. St. Mary's enrolls approximately 3500 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the University's Marianist educational mission.


For full consideration, applications should be received by January 9, 2023; however, completed applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Applications can be found at with the option to upload all supporting documents electronically to include recommendation letters.  Along with the employment application please also submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and graduate transcripts.  Three letters of recommendation may be addressed to: Peter Platteborze, Ph.D. DABCC, FAACC, Search Committee Chair and Chair of Criminal Justice and Criminology, St. Mary’s University, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.  Additional materials may be requested of select applicants at a later date.  Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check.


St. Mary’s University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.

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