Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


The University of Mount Union invites applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, to begin August 1st, 2018.  We seek a person with a dynamic classroom presence, and a strong commitment to teaching and research, evidenced through course evaluations and a developed research agenda.  Teaching responsibilities could include courses across the program, but will reflect the needs of the department, and may include issues of ethics and diversity in criminal justice, victimology, and courses in the candidate’s research area.  The successful candidate will be required to act as a student advisor and will be expected to be active in campus and community service.  


The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology (ABD may be considered).  A JD is not considered an appropriate qualification for this position.  Although the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates with practical, professional experience in the field of criminal justice.


August 1, 2018


Competitive, based on qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution by the University to TIAA/CREF after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; tuition exchange for qualified dependents.

Equal Opportunity:

Mount Union has a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body.  We value diversity and demonstrate this in campus initiatives.  The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer.

Academic Rank:

Tenure-track position. Assistant Professor level, pending qualifications. 


Candidates are requested to upload as a single document containing: (1) Letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Teaching philosophy, (4) Statement of research, (5) Contact information including email addresses for three professional references.

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Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Andy Bain at 330-823-2477, or via email: with any questions.

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