Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Georgia State University in Georgia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 5, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Georgia State University invites applications for one tenure-track position at the level of assistant or associate professor beginning August 2015.  Areas of expertise are open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates who possess strong quantitative skills and who will contribute to graduate course offerings in statistics and quantitative methods.  Substantively, preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in violence, policing, or gender.  The position is a nine-month appointment with annual review and the possibility of summer teaching.  A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related social science is required (ABDs may apply, but degree must be in hand by the start of employment).  A J.D. alone is not sufficient for this position.  University teaching experience and a demonstrated record of research and publication are preferred.  Candidates for associate professor should have a track record of exceptional scholarship and external funding consistent with the rank.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 Housed in the internationally recognized Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the department offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.  Faculty members are involved in a wide array of research and public service efforts and have a history of significant funding from federal, state, and local agencies.  The department maintains a focus on issues of crime and violence in urban areas and is a key member of the universitys Partnership for Urban Health Research, the universitys Cities Initiative, and the Emory Center for Injury Control.  For further information about the Department, please visit our web site at

Georgia State University has an enrollment of over 32,000 students and is the states flagship urban research university, located in downtown Atlanta, the state capital. The Scientist Magazine ranked GSU 12th in its 2011 Best Places to Work in Academia survey, citing research resources and tenure and promotion among the universitys strengths.  For more information about the university, see the GSU Fact Book at  Interested applicants should send a letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Leah Daigle, Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4018, Atlanta, GA 30302-4018, USA.  Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Per Georgia Board of Regents policy, final candidates shall be subject to a criminal history check and subsequent determination at the sole discretion of the University.  This review is a requirement of university employment.