The College of Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies invite applications for a full time faculty position in Criminal Justice to begin September 2020. Appointment rank will be either as tenure track Assistant Professor (preferred appointment rank) or Lecturer, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
The Criminal Justice program is an interdisciplinary program grounded in the liberal arts. It offers classes from various academic disciplines, including sociology, political science, psychology, and criminal justice. It prepares students for vocations in law enforcement, corrections, the juvenile justice system, criminal justice investigation, and social justice. The program is a part of the College of Social Sciences, which offers opportunities for creative interdisciplinary course work and research.
We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching and advising; appointment as Assistant Professor also requires scholarly potential. The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into a department dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.
The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities involving a variety of Criminal Justice and/or Sociology courses including foundational courses and other classes depending on the candidate's expertise and the needs of the department. Teaching responsibilities will include advising students majoring in Criminal Justice. Teaching activities may include the following related responsibilities:
Participate in developing new and online classes, and be responsible for supervising internships and advising Criminal Justice majors; and/or
Engage in curriculum review and revision of existing courses and help explore the creation of new courses based on the candidate's expertise and the Criminal Justice program's needs.
Faculty responsibilities for tenure track positions include maintaining an active research and scholarship agenda, and engaging in service to the school, college, university and community.
Position is open until Jan 21, 2020; screening will begin the next day.
About Eastern Washington UniversityEastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of EmploymentThe required start date for this position is 09/16/2020. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2020.
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
Required Qualifications:Completed degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a closely related field:Ph.D. required for appointment as Assistant Professor; ABDs may be considered, but must have doctoral completion by 09/01/2020.
Master's required for appointment as Lecturer with degree completion required by 09/01/2020.
Teaching experience at a higher education institutio is required.
Assistant Professor appointments also require a commitment to an active research agenda
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preferred Qualifications:Candidates with qualifications supporting appointment as a tenure track Assistant Professor; these candidates will be given priority consideration
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more years teaching experience at the instructor level at a higher ed institution.
Other Skills and Abilities:Flexibility
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