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Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Employer
Texas Christian University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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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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Application Deadline
Review of candidates will begin October 1st and continue until position is filled.

Position Details
The Department of Criminal Justice at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position. The department seeks applicants with research and teaching specializations focused on race, ethnicity, class, and social justice. Candidates should be able to teach Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System and develop new courses within their specialized areas. This position begins Fall 2022, and is part of a multi-position Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) cluster hire by TCU's AddRan College of Liberal Arts on race, ethnicity, and social justice. The cluster hire also involves faculty searches in History, Sociology, Political Science, and Religion. AddRan desires to build a cohort of teacher-scholars across disciplines and areas of specialization interested in teaching and conducting research on race, racism, ethnicity, and social justice. As part of the DEI cluster hire, AddRan College will provide the cohort with opportunities and resources to participate in mentoring and peer-support circles, research and writing workshops, and other ongoing opportunities for professional development.

Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed a Ph.D.in Criminology and/or Criminal Justice and have demonstrated the capacity for excellence in the classroom and success as a teacher-scholar. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load and includes a competitive salary and benefits.

Department Details
The TCU Department of Criminal Justice has 9 full-time faculty members, nearly 300 undergraduate majors, and about 150 minors. The Department also houses an online master’s degree and a law enforcement leadership certificate program (LEAD) in which full-time faculty may be invited to teach as an overload. The Department of Criminal Justice at TCU is a growing, active network of faculty, students, and community partners with strong research and service ties to the Fort Worth-Dallas metroplex.

School/College Description
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 11 departments (Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, and Spanish and Hispanic Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 15 Bachelor of Arts and six Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.

University & Fort Worth Description
ABOUT TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.

ABOUT FORT WORTH

Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV, an unofficial transcript, and a teaching, research, and diversity statement to https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Full review of applications begins on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Questions about the Department of Criminal Justice may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Johnny Nhan (j.nhan@tcu.edu).

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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