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Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Based on Collective Bargaining Agreement
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023

Job Details

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
DIVISION:  Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT:  Department of Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Sociology
LOCATION:  Lincoln University, PA, Main Campus [This is an in-person position]
REPORTS TO:  Chair, Department of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology

Lincoln University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate students and a scholar with a dedicated research and publication agenda. The ideal candidate will show evidence of thoughtful intellectual engagement in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related discipline. Candidates will be expected to teach four courses a semester and be expected to teach in-person courses ranging from Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal law, Criminological Theory, Court and Corrections, Criminal Investigation, and Law and Society.
The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. by the hire date. Other terminal degrees will be considered.

The successful candidate will:

  • Offer dynamic, engaging, and student-centered pedagogy utilizing up-to-date expertise and the best pedagogical practices in the field.
  • Will teach a normal load, typically four courses a semester in-person, including general education classes, and actively mentor and advise students.
  • Will be a contributing member of departmental and university-required meetings, events and initiatives, and course and curriculum development. 
  • Maintain active professional engagement and research, which are required for promotion and tenure consideration.
  • Will share the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogy and be prepared to join an active cohort of faculty who teach undergraduate courses and advise/mentor students.


  • A Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field with a specialty oriented towards criminology or criminal justice by the time of hire.


  • Evidence of 1+ years of teaching at the undergraduate level 
  • Proven agenda of research and professional engagement
  • Communication skills consistent with effective teaching, mentoring, and motivating [department/field] majors from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds and actively participating in the department and the broader university.
  • Experience in course design, development, and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience utilizing LMS such as canvas and other software


Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.


Work is performed in a university campus environment. All classes are currently taught in-person, and faculty are required to be present on campus to teach their courses. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions and protection from weather conditions.

All applications should be submitted through the online portal. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A current curriculum vita
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts [unofficial copies will suffice for initial screening].
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A research statement
  • A diversity statement that discusses the incorporation of the principles of diversity into your teaching, research, and service
  • Three [3] references or three [3] current and relevant letters of recommendation
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Lincoln University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. The University is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.


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