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Assistant/Associate Professor - Criminal Justice

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UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.



Job Title
Assistant/Associate Professor - Criminal Justice

Department
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Essential Functions

The University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Criminology and Criminal Justice ( UNO SCCJ ) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or early associate professor position to begin August 19, 2024. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate a robust research agenda (e.g., publications in high impact criminology and criminal justice journals, securing external funding); engaging in applied criminal justice research with criminal justice agencies and organizations; dedication to high quality teaching and mentorship; and working effectively and supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Priority specialization is in Victimology ( IPV and sexual assault), although other areas of specialization in Victimology or Policing will also be considered .

UNO SCCJ is a nationally recognized Ph.D. granting program spanning the Omaha and Lincoln campuses. This position is assigned to the Omaha campus. We offer degrees at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level with approximately 950 majors and 130 graduate students. SCCJ has excellent resources to support faculty research through robust research labs , including the Victimology and Victim Studies Research Lab , strong ties to local and state criminal justice agencies, opportunities to work with the SCCJ’s legislatively funded research centers ( Nebraska Center for Justice Research and the Juvenile Justice Institute ), and a collegial and supportive faculty . The typical teaching load for research active faculty is two classes per semester (2/2).
UNO is a premier metropolitan university designated as a Doctoral Granting Research University by the Carnegie Foundation. Located in the heart of Omaha adjacent to city parks, thriving neighborhoods, and amazing schools, the campus has more than 15,000 students. New student housing, ongoing expansion and renovation of buildings, and strong NCAA Division I sports adds to a vibrant campus life.

Omaha is a dynamic and energetic city with approximately 1 million people residing in the metropolitan area. A strong economy coupled with a lower-than-average cost of living makes it an affordable place to live. Excellent schools , numerous cultural events , outdoor activities , and an active riverfront and downtown area highlight the strong community spirit of this Midwest gem.

To apply, submit your application letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references to the UNO Human Resources website (https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings). Direct inquiries about the search to Dr. Tara Richards, Search Committee Chair ( tararichards@unomaha.edu ). Review of applicants will begin March 18, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

Additional Duties

Required Qualifications

Must hold a Ph.D. at time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate a robust research agenda (e.g., publications in high impact criminology and criminal justice journals, securing external funding); engaging in applied criminal justice research with criminal justice agencies and organizations; dedication to high quality teaching and mentorship; and working effectively and supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Priority specialization is in Victimology ( IPV and sexual assault) although other areas of Victimology or Policing will be considered .

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Number
2024F-00105

Special Instructions to Applicants

Company

University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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