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Sociology (Criminology and/or Criminal Justice) – Assistant Professor

Department:  Sociology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization(s):  Criminology and/or Criminal Justice
Search # 18-008

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The Sociology Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Criminology/ Criminal Justice at the Assistant Professor level.  The Sociology Department offers a B.A. in Sociology, a B.S. in Sociology with teacher-certification (7-12), and a B.S. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  We are particularly looking for candidates who can focus efforts on students within the Criminology concentration while assisting departmental colleagues with courses in research methods, social theories, and inequalities.  Please see our website at http://www.southernct.edu/sociology for more information.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:  Candidates are expected to teach courses in their area of expertise and develop an active research program that provides opportunities for students. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service.  Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant and demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment.  Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct research/creative activity in their area of expertise.  Creative activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications:  By the time of appointment, candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Criminology or Criminal Justice or a Ph.D. in Criminology.  Candidates must also provide evidence of both their ability to engage in meaningful research activity and of ability to teach in their area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference may be given to candidates who have experience teaching a range of courses in criminology and criminal justice, sociology and social justice at the university level and who have an established record of scholarship.

Application Process:  Please send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, three letters of recommendation, representative reprints, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness to:  Criminology/Criminal Justice Search Committee Chair at SOCsearch2@southernct.edu.  Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV.  In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by Monday, October 16, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.