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Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminology

Company: Assumption College
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCategory: FacultyDepartment: Sociology and CriminologyPosted: Apr 16, 2024Closes: Open Until FilledType: Full-time

About Assumption University:

Assumption University is set in a picturesque section of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. Worcester is home to eight colleges and universities, a vibrant restaurant scene, and high quality art museum. Worcester also offers easy access to mountains for hiking and skiing, beaches and shoreline, historical sites, and Boston, with its restaurants, performing arts, sports teams, and art museums. New York City is just over a three hour drive away.Assumption University is a comprehensive, private Catholic liberal arts institution with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages people of color and others from underrepresented groups to apply. Job Description:

The Sociology and Criminology Department at Assumption University invites applications for a one year, with potential renewal for a second year, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminology to start in Fall 2024.This is a full-time teaching position that will help support our criminology program and share responsibility for the criminology program curriculum with existing faculty. This includes teaching the two introductory courses, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System and Criminology, as well as upper-level electives in the faculty's area of expertise, with preference given to those with experience in or the ability to teach courses in Deviant Behavior and/or Sociology of Law. We are also particularly interested in applicants with qualitative research experience, a background in sociology, and/or those who have overseen criminology or criminal justice student research.Requirements:

Applicants should have a PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology (with a demonstrated concentration in Criminal Justice and/or Criminology), or closely related academic field. ABD graduate students with prior teaching experience will also be considered. Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University.Application Instructions:

Please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) teaching statement, 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as summaries of teaching evaluations, syllabi, and assignments, and 5) the names and contact information for three references who can attest to the applicant's teaching experience and qualifications. Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. Materials must be submitted online as MS Word documents or PDF files at the following website: www.assumption.edu/hr. Applications will be reviewed until Friday, May 10 or until the position is filled.


Keywords: Assumption College, Worcester , Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminology, Education / Teaching , Worcester, Massachusetts

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