Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

  • Columbus State University
  • Columbus, GA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description

Job ID: 246317

About Us

Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community - https://visitcolumbusga.com.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work "to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population." The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.



Job Summary

The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Columbus State University invites applications for an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Applicants should be willing and able to teach courses in their area of expertise and contribute to some of the core Criminal Justice courses based on program need. Specialization in the areas of forensics, law enforcement, courts, and social justice is preferred. 

The College of Letters and Sciences values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.



Responsibilities

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment or potential for excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring students along with an active research and service agenda. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to active learning and student engagement. Preference will be given to candidates who can expand course offerings related to his or her specializations for the department and make use of experiential learning. Candidates must have experience with a variety of teaching methods; have knowledge of, or experience working with culturally diverse groups; and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research and/or service activities. Specializations are open. Normal teaching load is four classes per semester in both introductory and upper level criminal justice courses. Courses may be taught during daytime and evening hours, using a variety of modalities such as face-to-face, online, and hybrid.



Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. The ideal candidate should have college-level teaching experience, evidence of scholarly contributions to the fields of criminal justice and a commitment to undergraduate student research. The successful candidate will use active learning strategies, which increase student engagement in the learning process. Other qualifications include a commitment to mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues to enhance departmental research.



Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. 

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae w/references
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University's online employment site.



Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to hr@columbusstate.edu.



Conditions of Employment

Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.



Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. 

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