Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Savannah State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job ID: 231935

About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Savannah State University invites applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Criminal Justice effective fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach criminal justice courses including, but not limited to, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Statistics, Crime Analysis, and Criminal Justice Management. The faculty will be expected to engage and be proficient in online course delivery, program and curriculum development, academic mentoring, scholarly activities, and institutional service. Online and in person teaching experience is required.


  • 12 credit-hour teaching load per semester 
  • Assessment of learning
  • Academic advising and mentoring
  • Scholarly/disciplinary activities
  • Institutional/Community Service
  • Professional Development
  • The faculty may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited institution. The Ph.D. must be completed by the hire date. Applicants with the Ph.D. in a related field: Political Science, Sociology, Forensic Science, etc. must have the Master’s in Criminal Justice. A J.D. alone will not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Three years of experience teaching online at the collegiate level. Proficiency with program and curriculum development.

Special Instructions

Submit the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References - Please provide three professional references with contact information (i.e., names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses).  
  • Transcripts
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Additional Documents – Please submit as one attachment evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., sample syllabus, course evaluations, and student evaluations)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. 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). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

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