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Assistant Professor of Criminology

Hamline University
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posted Date
Jul 28, 2023

The Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science at Hamline University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminology, with an open area of specialization, to begin fall 2024. Department faculty are highly collaborative and are active, public facing, and productive scholars. As a department, we focus on providing undergraduate education in criminology and criminal justice by focusing on theory, practice, and high impact educational experiences. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that Hamline University places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. The department fosters an environment in which all members are supported and feel empowered to obtain their teaching and scholarship goals.

The department provides a robust undergraduate education that provides students with a well-rounded perspective of the criminal justice system. The department offers undergraduate degrees in criminology and criminal justice, and in forensic science, In addition, the department offers concentrations in forensic psychology, peace officer standards and training, and  public policy. The successful candidate will teach in the criminology and criminal justice major and engage in interdisciplinary projects across the department and the University.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Commitment to teaching excellence; 
  • Demonstrated record of supporting students from diverse backgrounds; 
  • Willingness to engage in and mentor students through research and in internships; 
  • Ability to teach a range of required courses in the field and develop electives in areas of expertise;
  • Evidence of an active scholarship and research agenda; 
  • Interest  to provide service to the college and university.

Tenure-track faculty typically teach six courses per academic year, with a one course reduction during the first year and a three course release after a successful 3rd year review.  A Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or related field is required; ABD applicants with expected defense dates by August 30th, 2024 will also be considered. 

To Apply

To apply, candidates must submit electronically on the Hamline University Website. Screening of applications begins on August 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Shelly Schaefer, Department Chair at 651-523-2145 or

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • A letter of interest and current curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement that outlines pedagogy in a multicultural/multiethnic campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend college.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, for example sample assignments, copies of student evaluations, a list of courses previously taught and/or a list of courses that could be taught.
  • Transcripts of graduate coursework (unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
  • A research statement focusing on past work and future plans
  • Names and contact information for three references

References for finalists will be contacted to submit a confidential reference letter.

About Hamline University

Hamline University resides in the Midway neighborhood, centrally located in the culturally rich Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The College of Liberal Arts, together with Hamline’s School of Business, serves approximately 1,700 undergraduate students. The University’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service. Hamline University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator, and is especially interested in faculty candidates whose work and scholarship will enrich diversity and equality on campus

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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