Associate ProfessorChair, Department of Criminal Justice - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704-6489

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Associate Professor

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice

St. Edward's University invites applications for Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice to begin in August 2016.


The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary department, teach three courses per semester (with the opportunity to apply for course reassignment to pursue research opportunities), advise undergraduate students, pursue faculty development efforts, and participate in the wider life of the university and community. The typical faculty teaching load is 9-12 hours per semester of undergraduate criminal justice courses, including topics such as introductory Administration of Justice, Criminal Law, American Court System, American Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Internships. Spring courses could include upper-division courses chosen according to the background and interest of the candidate as well as the needs of the department. Scholarly activity is expected, especially to the degree that it may involve or inspire undergraduate students or have positive contributions to teaching and learning. Department Chair responsibilities include overseeing the major to include scheduling courses, recruiting new full and contingent faculty, reviewing and mentoring faculty and students within the department, and participating in the broader administration of the department.


A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and previous teaching experience is required. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

In line with the St. Edward's University mission statement the campus is actively engaged in the pursuit of social justice and candidates must demonstrate an appreciation and commitment to diversity. An inclusive faculty body is highly valued as we strive to create a diverse learning environment to prepare our students for success in a global and multicultural world.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled, with full consideration given to those received by Nov 2, 2015. Applicants should submit application and all requested documentation online through A complete application packet (single pdf preferred) will include:

• Cover letter, addressing why the applicant is a good fit for the position, indicating a commitment to the university's mission ( and to serve a diverse student body and prepare them for a global world

• Curriculum Vita

• Teaching Statement

• Brief Research Statement, limited to one-page and aimed at a general criminal justice audience

• Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (unofficial at this stage)

• Three references, at least one of which addresses teaching.

To apply, visit:

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

Keyword Phrases

Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume