Visiting Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Texas

Date Posted August 11, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution committed to making excellence inclusive. Located on its own island, we are surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of our regional students, and our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals. TAMUCC is committed to becoming an emerging research institution with unparalleled commitment to student success, closing gaps in achievement, and creating robust campus experiences.

The Department of Social Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice is in the Department of Social Sciences along with Political Science and the graduate program for Public Administration. This position is a non-tenure track, 9 month appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for a 4-4 teaching load during the 2014-2015 academic year. The position may involve night, weekend, and electronic course delivery. Summer teaching opportunities may be available.

All candidates must meet the following required qualifications:
1) An earned master's degree with 18 hours of graduate credit in Criminal Justice/Criminology.
2) Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.
3) Experience and/or willingness to utilize technological advances in course delivery (e.g. Blackboard, on-line courses).
4) Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.


Preferred Qualifications include:
1) Ph.D. or ABD in Criminal Justice/Criminology.
2) Ability to teach Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Criminology, Understanding Criminal Behavior and/or Serial Murder.
3) Experience with or willingness to develop and/or deliver writing-intensive courses.
4) Experience with or willingness to develop and/or deliver courses that incorporate collaborative assignments/projects, global learning, service learning, or undergraduate research.
5) Demonstrated commitment to Department, College, and University service.


Job Duties include:
1) Teach undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice (4-4 load in 2014-2015).
2) Hold a minimum of five office hours, spread over three days, each week.
3) Attend scheduled University, College, Department, and Program meetings.
4) Participate in professional development for new faculty as required by the University.
5) Committee participation/service is encouraged, but not required.

Apply online at A completed application will consist of:

1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. A copy of graduate transcripts, and
4. A list of three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Dan Jorgensen, Chair and Professor, Department of Social Sciences (, 361-825-3269).  


TAMUCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

How To Apply

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