The Sociology and Criminology Department at Assumption University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminology to start in Fall 2023. This position will help support our sociology and criminology program and share responsibility for the criminology program curriculum with existing faculty. This includes teaching the two introductory courses, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System and Criminology, and upper-level electives in the new faculty's area of expertise. The ability to teach Statistics, Research Methods, Internship Seminars, or introductory sociology courses is strongly preferred.
• A PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology (with a demonstrated concentration in Criminal Justice and/or Criminology), or closely related academic field, required;
• ABD graduate students with prior teaching experience will also be considered. A JD is not considered an appropriate degree for this position;
• Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University;
• Vaccinated and boostered for COVID-19 required.
Assumption University is set in a picturesque section of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. Worcester is home to eight colleges and universities, a vibrant restaurant scene, and high quality art museum. Worcester also offers easy access to mountains for hiking and skiing, beaches and shoreline, historical sites, and Boston, with its restaurants, performing arts, sports teams, and art museums. New York City is just over a three hour drive away.
Please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) teaching statement, 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as summaries of teaching evaluations, syllabi, and assignments, and 5) the names and contact information for three references who can attest to the applicant's teaching experience and qualifications. Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. Materials must be submitted online as MS Word documents or PDF files at the following website: www.assumption.edu/hr. To receive consideration for the position, applications must be received by November 18, 2022.