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Open Rank Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

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The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology invites applications for a tenure track open rank professor position beginning August 15, 2018. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Search for position #3059. Additional employment opportunities in the Department are also available through this site. Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission: 1. A cover letter that indicates teaching and research experiences and interests, and describes how the applicant’s professional qualifications relate to the position. 2. A current and complete curriculum vita. 3. Names and contact information for at least three references. For additional information, please contact Dr. Shelley J. Listwan at slistwan@uncc.edu or (704) 687-0751. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Position is subject to a criminal background check. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all under represented groups.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 003059
Working Title Open Rank Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Criminal Justice and Criminology
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology is threefold: (1) to produce impactful research on crime and criminal justice; (2) to provide a high quality education that ensures our graduates have a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for criminal justice and criminology; and (3) to provide meaningful service to the university, profession and the community.

Our vision is to become a program of choice for highly motivated students seeking a quality education based on progressive curricular experiences. We aspire to be recognized nationally and internationally as contributors to the pertinent knowledge in the field and to be the source for community partners who wish to engage in externally funded research.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Requirements for the position include: (1) a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related discipline at the time of appointment; (2) professional credentials commensurate with rank; (3) the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in the discipline and in the candidate’s areas of specialization; (4) interest in and/or experience mentoring graduate students; (5) a commitment to diversity initiatives and expanding diversity and inclusion within the department; and (6) the potential to develop an ongoing research agenda, including the pursuit of extramural funding. Area of specialization is race and crime. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Preferred qualifications include strong methodological skills, an active research agenda, and the potential (or track record) for securing extramural funding.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology invites applications for a tenure
track open rank professor position beginning August 15, 2018.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Search for position #3059. Additional employment opportunities in the Department are also available through this site. Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission:
1. A cover letter that indicates teaching and research experiences and interests, and describes how the applicant’s professional qualifications relate to the position.
2. A current and complete curriculum vita.
3. Names and contact information for at least three references.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Shelley J. Listwan at slistwan@uncc.edu or (704) 687-0751. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Position is subject to a criminal background check.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all under represented groups.

Job Open Date 09/01/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 09/15/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Shelley Listwan
slistwan@uncc.edu
704-687-0751

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents