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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Tenure Track Line

Simpson College
Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 17, 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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Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, invites nominations and applications for the position of a tenure-track appointment in Criminal Justice at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2022.  

Our department supports undergraduate majors in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Human Services. We also support a graduate program in Criminal Justice with a graduate certificate in Trauma and Resilience. Excellence in classroom teaching, grounded in inclusive pedagogy is essential. We seek candidates with enthusiasm for student advising, new student recruitment, and other ways to support the mission of the institution. This includes (and is not limited to) providing effective instruction and advising to under-represented students and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse, and just community. Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social justice, cultural diversity, and inclusive teaching practices that will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity and diversity. The main campus is located in Indianola, Iowa which is just 12 minutes from the capital city, Des Moines. Additional facilities are located in West Des Moines. To learn more about Simpson College, please visit:

The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching.  The primary responsibilities of the position include a teaching load of 3/3 in areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, criminology, and/or social justice. The salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position will begin August 2022, and a Ph.D. is preferred in Criminal Justice, Criminology or related fields.  Additionally, successful applicants need to have interdisciplinary interest, and experience and/or expressed interest in working at a primarily residential, liberal arts institution.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All applications received by January 31, 2022, will receive full consideration.

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