Assistant Professor - Criminology & Criminal Justice - #001598 and #001755
Western Carolina University
Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina
Internal Number: 21227
The primary location of this position is Cullowhee, NC.
The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is seeking applications for two tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2023. These are nine-month positions with summer teaching possibilities. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related discipline with a clear criminological focus from an accredited institution, a clearly articulated research agenda, and a commitment to academic excellence and collegiality. The ideal candidates will have a firm foundation to teach a range of criminology and criminal justice courses. Particularly desirable specialties or teaching interests include policing, corrections, statistics, and research methods.
Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.
About WCU: Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus sits in the beautiful mountains of Western, North Carolina, near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, fifty-two miles west of Asheville. WCU's location in the rural mountains amidst incredible biodiversity and unique communities creates an opportunity for academic discovery service, and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The campus covers approximately 600 acres, with a student body population of over 11,500. Please go to https://www.wcu.edu for more information.
Diversity at WCU: Diversity at Western Carolina University is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued. It includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, geography, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language and linguistic differences, and physical appearance. It also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related discipline with a clear criminological focus from an accredited institution, a clearly articulated research agenda, and a commitment to academic excellence and collegiality.
The ideal candidates will have a firm foundation to teach a range of criminology and criminal justice courses. Particularly desirable specialties or teaching interests include policing, corrections, statistics, and research methods.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration. Candidates must submit an online application and must attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching experience/philosophy, and contact information for three professional/current references.
Inquiries may be directed to Committee Chair Dr. Jamie Vaske at firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.