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Assistant Professor Behavioral Sciences-Criminal Justice, Tenure Track

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Posted: 07/05/2020

Job Description:
General Statement of Duties:  Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Criminal Justice.  Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to individuals with teaching and research interests in courts and criminal law. The successful candidate will join a vital undergraduate program and participate in a recently-developed police concentration program that awards qualified students both bachelor's and master's degrees as well as Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Academy certification.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching work load (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year) and preparation for classroom instruction.
  2. Instructional responsibilities include elective and required courses in criminal justice.
  3. Desirable sub-field: policing and law enforcement.
  4. Provide student assistance, including but not limited to academic advising.
  5. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews, and student outcomes assessment.
  6. Attend university functions, including commencement; convocation; and faculty, committee, and departmental meetings.
  7. Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
  8. Engage in continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service, and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community.
  9. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online and undergraduate and graduate evening courses. 

  1. Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology, or in a related field, such as Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy or Sociology, with a focus in a substantive area of criminology/criminal justice. A J.D. alone is not sufficient for this position. An ABD may apply, but must provide evidence that the Ph.D. will have been completed by June 30, 2021.
  2. Expertise in any substantive area of criminal justice or criminology.
  3. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching.
  4. Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity.  For an appointment at the associate or full professor level, substantial professional and higher education experience.
  5. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
  6. Experience serving, and/or research related to diverse, multi-cultural populations is preferred.
  7. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Additional Information:
Full-time, 9 month Benefited MSCA Position
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement
Priority review begins immediately. Position start date is September 1, 2021.

Application Instructions:
Please submit cover letter, CV and statement of teaching philosophy as well as a statement of research activity and interests.
Fitchburg State University is committed to diversifying its workforce.  We strongly encourage women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply for the advertised position.

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