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The director will be a full-time tenure-track faculty position appointed at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor, to begin January 1 or July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to renewing and growing the program. The program offers an interdisciplinary perspective on Criminal Justice and a commitment to social justice. The program has a strong interest in applicants with professional experience in criminal justice and expertise in criminal justice reform initiatives for the 21st century and working with diverse populations. The program offers undergraduate programs on ground and online, a master’s program online, and various minors (Victimology, Homeland Security) and several certificate programs. There are aligned undergraduate majors in Law, Justice and Society and Forensic Criminology that complement the criminal justice program and share course offerings and concentrations.

Required qualifications for the director position include a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or closely related field from an accredited institution, established record of effective teaching at the college-level, at least two years of academic administrative experience and a scholarly agenda with evidence of peer-reviewed publications/presentations relevant to the field of Criminal Justice. Additional qualifications can include experience working with Criminal Justice agencies in both the private and public sectors, as well as pertinent professional organizations.

Candidates with a demonstrated record of effective leadership in promoting excellence in teaching, research, and service in a respectful and collegial environment will be given priority. Experience with curriculum development, program review and assessment, and securing external funding through grant writing are considered as desirable characteristics in a director. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments and to utilizing experiential learning.


The application process requires the submission of a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy and a sample syllabus. In your statement of teaching philosophy, please discuss the current challenges and critical tasks for criminal justice education. In your cover letter, please discuss your teaching strengths and your leadership style.

Anna Maria College is a four-year, private, co-ed, Catholic institution, located in the heart of New England on a 260-acre campus where students are educated within a mission-centric focus to become ethical leaders and community-oriented professionals. Anna Maria College offers a dynamic, close-knit community of active learning, bold thinking, and one-on-one mentorship. Anna Maria students are treated as professionals-in-training as they grow in knowledge, technical skills, and experience, becoming leaders who are passionate about serving their communities. The College is inspired by the ideals of the Sisters of St. Anne, who founded the institution in 1946. The College offers a variety of undergraduate majors, as well as many graduate and certificate programs, both on-ground and online. Anna Maria College is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the College welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect.

Please direct all inquiries about the position to: Dr. Seth Racusen, Chair of the Search Committee at .

The search committee will review all applications received by October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


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Anna Maria College is a four-year, private, co-ed, Catholic institution, located in the heart of New England on a 260-acre campus where students are educated to become ethical leaders and community-oriented professionals.

Anna Maria College integrates a liberal arts education with real-life career preparation. The College offers a variety of undergraduate majors, as well as many graduate and certificate programs, both on-ground and online. The small student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalized learning experience, while the modest class and campus size foster optimal student involvement, collaboration and friendships.

As a Catholic institution inspired by the ideals of the Sisters of Saint Anne, Anna Maria College educates students to become individuals who will transform their world as ethical leaders and community-oriented professionals.

Popular majors are associated with essential careers that drive social impact in communities: nursing, criminal justice, fire science, social work, mental and behavioral health, education, therapeutic arts, business, and more. The College offers an Honors Program and unique study-abroad opportunities. Anna Maria is a member of a Worcester-area College Consortium that allows students to cross-register at other Consortium colleges at no additional cost.

At Anna Maria, you can enjoy all that campus life has to offer and partake in the excitement of the Worcester area. We’re a short drive to Boston, Cape Cod, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

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