Assistant Professors (2), Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • University of Memphis, Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Oct 13, 2021
Full time Law & Criminal Justice Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


The University of Memphis Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022.

The University of Memphis is an R2 Research University emphasizing scholarship, teaching, and service. The University of Memphis is committed to achieving R1 classification by 2023, and the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department is a research-intensive group of faculty working within an environment committed to community engagement and collaboration. Faculty teach two courses per semester and are expected to participate in the service needs of the department and the University.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

Additional information about the department is available at:


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related social science discipline. A Juris Doctorate or Ed.D. will not be considered as a terminal degree for this position.

This a generalist position and all specializations will be considered. ABD’s will be considered if evidence can be shown that completion of the Ph.D. will occur prior to Fall 2022.

Successful applicants are expected to have a well-developed research agenda or evidence of potential for scholarly research, teaching excellence, and the ability to engage in scholar/practitioner partnerships with Criminal Justice agencies.


Application Details

Please submit applications at  Include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research agenda, (4) teaching philosophy, (5) two selected publications/writing samples, and (6) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications begins October 25, 2021.

For additional information, contact Dr. Amanda Johnson, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversifying its work force. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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