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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Tenure Track

Georgia College
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 09/17/2021
Application Due: 12/01/2021

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Tenure Track

About Us
Thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College.

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Department Information
The Department of Government and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in criminal justice beginning in Fall Semester 2022. Start date will be 1 August 2022.

Job Summary
The Department of Government and Sociology is committed to the mission of a public liberal arts university. Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and university service are requirements for promotion and tenure.

The Department of Government and Sociology is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

The Department currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology, and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

TeachingThis position requires teaching core criminal justice courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates are expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester. Candidates should have the ability to offer at both undergraduate and graduate courses in police systems and practices, research methods, and statistical analysis courses. The ideal candidate will be able to offer other criminal justice courses to meet the needs of both the students and the program.

Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. The following represents some research and professional development possibilities:- Publications in refereed journals- Presentations at professional meetings- Grant applications- Membership and participation in professional organizations

Examples include the following:- Department, college, and university committee memberships and offices- Programs directed and advised- Participation in special programs or projects- Consulting work- Service to the profession- Membership and participation in community organizations- Other significant services to the institution and community

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in criminal justice or a closely related field by the date of appointment, but we will consider exceptional candidates who are ABD (must complete Ph.D. within the first year of appointment). Candidates should have demonstrated evidence of research publications, and the potential for program development and grant writing ability, with clear leadership potential in each of these areas being an asset.
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials))

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship. Prior teaching experience at the University level is preferred. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Required Documents to Attach
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
List of References and Contact Information
Transcript copies

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
*Teaches typical load of 12 semester-hours of undergraduate and graduate courses each semester in the area of Criminal Justice in face-to-face and online formats.*Develops and designs curriculum plans to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensures student engagement.*Provides advisement, tutoring and academic counseling to students as needed.*Collaborates and supports colleagues regarding research interests and co-curricular activities.*Participates in departmental activities and campus life events.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

GC&SU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution, with a commitment to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. For more information, please visit our web page at
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