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Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, 6643

University of South Alabama
36688, Mobile (US)
Date posted
Apr 12, 2024

Job Details

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9 month), non-tenure-track continuing Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice to begin August 15, 2024. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Criminal Justice or a related field, but ABD’s near completion of the degree will be considered. Most of the duties of this position will be on the Baldwin County Campus in Fairhope, Alabama, but there may be opportunities on the main campus in Mobile, Alabama. Candidates should have the ability to teach courses across the criminal justice curriculum, including in the core areas of corrections, courts, policing, and criminology, and also offer upper-level electives and topical courses.

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is recognized for its research-active faculty, award-winning teaching, and for its collegiality. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a Master of Public Administration. More information regarding our programs can be found here:

Our Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applicants committed to cultural sensitivity and excellence through teaching, research, supervision, and community engagement.

To apply, please send by email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a writing sample to Dr. Thomas Shaw, Chair of Search Committee, at

Prospective candidates will be asked to participate first in a brief digital interview. Candidates then invited for an on-campus interview will be asked to complete additional forms and to arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Shaw at the email above. Letters of reference must be sent from a University or business/professional email account and include the phone number of the letter writer. Additionally, those candidates selected for the virtual/campus interview will need to arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to the Department Chair, Dr. Jaclyn Bunch delivered electronically or at the address below:

Humanities 226, 5991 USA Drive North, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688

Applications received by Friday April 19, 2024, will receive full consideration. The consideration of applications received after Friday April 19, 2024, will be at the discretion of the search committee. The position remains open until filled.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status.


Home to nearly 14,000 students and more than 115 academic programs, South is a dynamic community of leaders and learners who support and challenge one another to be actively engaged citizens who advance the Gulf Coast region and the world. Founded in 1963, South’s vision is to foster an environment that couples engaging learning experiences with high-level research, enabling our faculty and students to be leaders in their disciplines.

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