Criminal Justice: Tenure Track Faculty - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518

United States
(2013 - 1352)

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Detailed Job Description

The Quinnipiac University Department of Sociology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice beginning in the fall semester of 2014.  The area of specialization is open.  Candidates’ areas of interests and teaching experience should complement the existing Criminal Justice curriculum which is available at:  The appointee will join a growing department that currently offers undergraduate majors in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Services, Gerontology, and a minor in Anthropology. 

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private, coeducational, non-sectarian institution located in Hamden, Connecticut, 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston.  The University has 350 full-time faculty and enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.  The University, which has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity, encourages women, minorities and individuals with disabilities to apply.

The successful candidate will teach courses in his/her area of specialization, core courses in the criminal justice program such as Crime and Society, Criminal Justice Research Methods and the Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice, and courses in the University core and Sociology curricula as needed.  The teaching load is 3/3.

Additional responsibilities include developing and/or maintaining an active research agenda leading to scholarly publications; advising and mentoring students; and participating in departmental, school and university committees.

Qualifications and Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Criminal Justice or Criminology or a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology at the time of appointment.  Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness with criminal justice topics as well as an active scholarly portfolio are also requirements.

All applications must be submitted electronically via our online system.

Application materials should include ONLY:

  1. a letter declaring interest in the position;
  2. details of teaching experience, research achievements and contact information for three references (letters of reference will be requested at a later stage in the application process):
  3. a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course assignments as well as copies of original student evaluations.

Review of applications will begin in early August.  The Department will conduct on-site interviews at the American Sociological Association annual meetings in New York in mid-August. 

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Further questions about the position can be sent to the Chair of Sociology, Sue Hudd ( (Do not send application materials to Dr. Hudd).

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.

Job Code 2013 - 1352

Keyword Phrases

  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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