Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice (Faculty Announcement) Virginia Union

Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice–VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY

(Richmond, Virginia)

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Virginia Union University invites applications for at least one non-tenure track (but tenure-eligible) position at the assistant or associate professor level.  The Department seeks to fill positions for the Fall 2011 semester.  Criminology and Criminal Justice is the largest academic major on the campus and the department has a unique partnership with the City of Richmond Police Training Academy which is located on the university’s campus.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology from a regionally accredited institution is required at the time of appointment (a JD is not an appropriate degree for this position). Official copies of college transcripts must be on file by the appointment date for the successful candidate selected.  Teaching experience, service, and record of scholarly activity appropriate to the rank is desirable.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: The department seeks a dynamic individual to teach core undergraduate courses in criminal justice and criminology.  Areas of specialization are open.  In addition to teaching, the position entails undergraduate student advising; active participation on department, college and university committees; service learning/internship activities; and active involvement in scholarly activities such as publishing and obtaining grants.  Other duties may be assigned as needed, and excellence in teaching, research, and service is required for future promotion and tenure consideration.

The selected applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation. VUU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 804.257.5841.

Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.