Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Code: 14527 Posted: 07/16/2018

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Department, College of Social Science and Professional Studies

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The Criminal Justice Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, scheduled to start in the 2019-2020 academic year.



  • Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, or closely related field. A law degree (JD) only is not appropriate for this position.
  • Strong commitment to teaching 
  • Teaching experience at a college/university level
  • Required expertise are police & society, introduction to criminal justice and/or race/crime
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives
  • Experience interacting with a diverse and multicultural population
  • At the assistant professor rank, an ABD will be considered for a one-year Lecturer with conversion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor if all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed by March 1, 2020


  • Preferred areas of expertise are cybersecurity, homeland security & terrorism, criminal procedure, and criminal law.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in teaching a diverse student population

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include: teaching, scholarly research, advising students majoring in Criminal Justice, and participating in departmental/campus/community/professional service. 

The incumbent will have a teaching load of 24 credits per academic year in the core courses of the Criminal Justice major and minor, and in upper division electives. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program involving undergraduate students.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at

Review of Applications

Applications received by December 3, 2018, are ensured full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Application Process

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Course syllabi
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Names and current contact information of three professional references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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Legal Notices

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report

Contact Information:

If you have application questions or need an accommodation, call or email:
Connie Minton
Criminal Justice Search Committee

Department of Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Office: (262) 595-3416

Contact Name: Connie Minton

Contact Phone: 262-595-3416

Contact Email:

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