Assistant Professor of Crime, Law, Justice and Sociology

  • Hiram College
  • Hiram, OH
  • Apr 27, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description


The Crime, Law and Justice and Sociology Programs at Hiram College invite applications for a full-time (9-month) Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Hiram College, established in 1850 as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, is a nationally respected private residential liberal arts college located 30 miles from Cleveland in Ohio's historic Western Reserve region. At Hiram, close student-faculty interaction and innovation are routine. The College's distinctive academic calendar, the Hiram Plan, offers students the opportunity each semester for a 3-week intensive course, study abroad/away program, internship, or research experience. One hundred percent of students participate in study abroad, internships, or research, as part of the Hiram Connect initiative. Through Tech and Trek, our comprehensive mobile technology program, students have equitable access to 1:1 devices to creatively and critically enhance their learning while also focusing on the importance of exploring their broader world through hiking and experiential treks. It is an exciting time to be a Hiram Terrier!

Hiram College is committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and vibrant educational environment, and our student population is diverse in many ways, including economic background, ethnic heritage, and academic interests.

Crime, Law, and Justice and Sociology are situated in the School of Education, Civic Leadership, and Social Change, along with the Education, Environmental Studies, and Political Science programs. We seek candidates who will complement the school's strengths and who are eager to explore possibilities for collaboration with all programs.

Core teaching responsibilities include Law and Society, Criminology, Intro to Sociology, Research Methods, Theory, and Crime, Law, and Justice electives. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates specializing in Criminology, with the ability to teach courses on mental health and illness, family, victimology, and criminal law. The teaching load is 22-24 credit hours per year, across our 12-week/3-week semester structure, with the opportunity to teach beyond this in our summer 8-week terms. Faculty typically teach two courses during the 12-week and one course in our intensive 3-week (a structure that lends itself well to project-based learning). Other responsibilities include academic advising, contributions to our core curriculum and first-year writing program, service to the College, and maintaining an active scholarly agenda.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate/terminal degree in Sociology, Criminology, or a closely related field (ABD considered)
  • Commitment to ongoing development as a teacher-scholar
  • Demonstrated passion for teaching, interdisciplinary collaboration, engaging undergraduate students in learning, and mentoring them in research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching undergraduate-level courses
  • Demonstrated expertise with project- or problem-based teaching and learning
  • Interest in team-teaching


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Please submit the following (REQUIRED):
1.    Cover Letter
2.    Current CV with three references
3.    A research and teaching statement which includes a discussion of the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment (4-page limit).
4.    In the above documents, embed your demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity, including the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse populations.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jen McCreight (

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