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Assistant Professor- Criminology

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociology to begin in the fall of 2022. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology by the time of their appointment. In addition to teaching general sociology courses, the successful candidate must be able to teach classes in Criminology. Critical criminology scholars are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would also be able to support one or more of our areas of concentration aside from Criminology: Social Justice and/or Medicine and Health.


 All candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and community. The Sociology Department in the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We seek teacher-scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body, and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented communities as well as the academic success of all of our students.


The Department offers the Bachelors of Arts degrees in Sociology, and Criminal Justice. We also support minors in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Medicine and Health, Social Justice, and Sociology. This highly collaborative and active department encourages close-knit classroom experiences and promotes experiential learning that highlights faculty areas of expertise and research. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, inclusive pedagogy, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

To apply, submit the following items electronically at 1) a letter of application stating your teaching and research interests, 2) an updated curriculum vitae, 3) copies of academic transcripts, 4) teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching accomplishment, and 5) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Matt Wilkinson, Chair of the Search Committee at


Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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