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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Position Information

Position Details

Posting Number 16-00029-UP/FA Post
Position Title Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Position Number 997758
Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research and publishing agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice, advise students as needed, and teach both in the classroom and online. The position currently has a 3/3 teaching load based on a semester system.

Minimum Education
  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate in criminal justice, criminology or closely related social science field. Promising ABDs with firm completion dates will be considered.
Minimum Experience
  • Successful experience working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct and publish research.
  • Specialty in Corrections
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct and publish research.
  • Willing to teach online courses.
  • Willing to teach evening and satellite campus as needed.
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations


Additional Information All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.
Location WSU Main Campus

Salary Information

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate $55,000.00
Benefits Eligible? Yes

Position Description Information

Preferred Education
  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate in criminal justice, criminology or closely related social science field. Promising *ABDs with firm completion dates will be considered.
Preferred Experience
  • Successful university teaching experience in corrections and criminal justice.
  • Experience teaching online courses.
  • Willingness to seek out external funding to support research agenda.
Regular Hours of Work Morning and possible evenings
Environmental Factors

*Eyestrain and physical discomfort from sitting for long periods at a computer.

Proposed Job Duties

Responsibility / Duty

Teach undergraduate and graduate criminal justice courses inclusive of advising students as needed. Course facilitation methods include in the classroom and teaching online courses and satellite campus. The position currently has a 3/3 course teaching load based on a semester system.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 50
Responsibility / Duty

Conduct research and publish results in referred journals, books, magazines, and other professional scholarly outlets. This inclusive of presenting research papers t the disciplines conferences and other scholarly/professional venues.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40
Responsibility / Duty

Engage in departmental, college, and university service as needed. This may include participation on departmental, college, and university committees. Community Service such as sitting on criminal justice and related advisory boards.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements - Physical Activity

Activity Sitting
Frequency Daily
Activity Vocal Ability
Frequency Daily

Physical Requirements - Weight Activity

Activity (weight) Carrying
Frequency Daily

5-10 pounds

Other Physical Requirements

Other Physical Requirements
Explain Physical Job Requirements


Requisition Details


School of Community Affairs

Posting date 02/16/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Proposed Start Date 01/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Business publication or website
    • Education publication or website
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    • Health Professions publication or website
    • Liberal Arts & Science publication or website
    • Veterans publication or website
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Community Voice
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Wichita Eagle
    • WSU Employee
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Transcript
Optional Documents