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Carry out research and teaching in the Department of Criminal Justice and assist the Department to meet its service obligations to the University.
The Department of Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a quantitative criminal justice scholar with strong statistical skills. Ph.D. is required. The area of research specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates who will complement one or more of our departmental strengths in cybercrime, social inequality, juvenile delinquency, and criminology. Candidates should have an established research agenda, the potential to secure external funding, a willingness to collaborate on grant proposals, and a commitment to teaching and mentoring students. The selected candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Criminal Justice and The University of Alabama’s Institute for Social Science Research, with tenure recommendations residing within the Department of Criminal Justice.
The Department of Criminal Justice has a growing, research active faculty and strong Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. For additional information about our department, please visit our website at http://cj.ua.edu. The Institute for Social Science Research is an interdisciplinary unit of the College of Arts and Sciences that supports a broad range of research projects, including those in behavioral sciences, education, health, and risk prevention. Information on ISSR is available at http://issr.ua.edu/. The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the state’s flagship institution with an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students. We are located in Tuscaloosa, AL, a vibrant community of over 100,000 residents that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. For information about working at The University of Alabama please see http://provost.ua.edu/faculty-recruitment.html.
To apply, candidates should go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to complete an online application and upload (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Professor Jimmy Williams, Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, Box 870320, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0320 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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