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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Central State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Appointments are set to begin no later than August 2022.



1. Faculty typically teach 12 hours per semester (undergraduate), including a combination of service courses, upper-level offerings (including lab-based courses), and courses in their specialty area.
2. Faculty are expected to engage in professional development and scholarly pursuits and involve undergraduate students in these endeavors.
3. Faculty are expected to contribute to the department, University, and profession through appropriate service obligations, including the advising of students and committee service.
4. Teach undergraduate social science and criminal justice courses as assigned.
5. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate students on topics in Criminal Justice (CRJ) and Sociology (SOC).
6. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
7. Collect and analyze data for program and university assessment.
8. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
9. Compile, administer, and grade examinations.
10. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
11. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues, to include internship placements.
12. Develop and use multimedia course materials and other current technology, such as online courses.
13. Perform administrative duties as needed.
14. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
15. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.



1. Assist department chair with continual program development.
2. Participate in faculty meetings and other university-wide activities/committees.
3. Other duties as outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
1. Doctorate preferred. ABD will be considered.
2. Training, experience, and interest in Criminal Justice, and/or law and and/or sociology.
3. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
4. Previous successful work experience with culturally diverse populations a plus.
5. Cope effectively with adversity and demonstrate leadership skills that promote cooperation.
6. Willingness to seek external funding/grants.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice (CRJ) is required; ABDs with planned completion dates prior to Fall 2022 may also be considered. Professional experience (at least two years) in a CRJ field and college-level CRJ teaching experience is required. Applicants with on-campus and online teaching experience in a range of CRJ courses are preferred.

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