Criminal Justice Department Chair

Auburn University at Montgomery
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number: F-00281 Position Title: Criminal Justice Department Chair Classification Title: Faculty Department: Criminal Justice Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline or have the equivalent in training and experience.

“Terminal degree” refers to the highest degree
awarded in a discipline. The doctorate is the terminal degree for most disciplines represented at Auburn University at Montgomery. Job Open Date: 09/01/2021 Job Close Date: Quick Link Position Profile Link
School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Contract Type: Twelve (12) Months Tenure Track: Yes Salary Band: N/A Special Instructions to Applicant:
The Department of Criminal Justice at Auburn University at Montgomery ( AUM ) invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Professor (advanced Associate Professors may be considered). It is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position, with a course load of four courses per academic year. The appointment begins July 1, 2022. Candidates must have a terminal degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, or a closely related field. While specialization is open, ideal candidates will have knowledge of different fields within the department. We are committed to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Prospective candidates will help further the institutional goals of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

We seek an individual with demonstrated evidence of …

• academic administrative experience,
• strengths in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including
online teaching,
• excellence in scholarship and research as evidenced by a strong record
of peer-reviewed publications and external funding,
• a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion, and
• excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with
diverse audiences.

Individuals meeting these requirements and with practical field experience in one of the disciplines in the department are especially encouraged to apply.

The department chair’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • communicating and implementing college and university policies to the department, and advocating for departmental needs to the college and university,
  • fostering and maintaining collaborative relationships with external entities, including local law enforcement, and at meetings of learned and professional societies,
  • encouraging and supporting good teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development within the department,
  • planning and executing a strategic direction for the department, building and staffing the
    schedule of classes, overseeing the department budget and other resources, fostering team
    building, managing the department and its staff, and working with diverse faculty and
    students in the department and across campus to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration,
  • working with the faculty to develop and review standards, curricula, and procedures, which
    provide adequate preparation of graduates for professional or further academic endeavor, and
  • leading student recruitment and retention efforts and ensuring department majors are appropriate advised.
About the University/College
The Department of Criminal Justice includes eight full-time faculty. We offer a Criminal Justice major with an optional Legal Studies Concentration, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and minors in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Security Administration, and Legal Studies. Our Legal Studies Program is ABA -approved.

AUM is the metropolitan campus of Auburn University with approximately 5,300 students and 200 faculty in five academic colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Sciences, Business, and Education. Located in the state capital, AUM serves a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional students. Montgomery offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, world-class museums, Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a ballet company, a natural habitat zoo, a chamber music society, an independent film theater, and the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team. Further Montgomery is the home of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Equal Justice Initiative.

How to Apply:
Visit and complete an online application. Completed applications must include, 1) cover letter indicating qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement on leadership philosophy, 4) statement on teaching and research philosophy, 5) graduate transcripts (official transcript will be needed at time of hire), and 6) contact information for at least three professional references (will be contacted for final candidates only).

Screening of applications will begin as received with priority given to applications received by November 1, 2021. While the position will remain open until filled, AUM reserves the right once interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications.

Contact Dr. Kimberly Pyszka, Search Committee Chair, at with any questions.

Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

While this position is open until filled, Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right to stop accepting applications once interviewing has begun. Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement on Leadership Philosophy
  4. Statement on Teaching and Research
  5. Graduate Transcript(s)
  6. Professional Reference Sheet
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Supporting Documents
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