Associate Professor of Criminal Justice/Department Chair

Code: 14817 Posted: 10/03/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Associate Professor of Criminal Justice/Department Chair.

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 really 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

Essential Job Functions

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 18 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.


  • Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, or closely related field. A law degree (JD) only is not appropriate for this position.
  • Must meet the required qualifications and provide evidence of an active research/publication record that is commensurate with departmental requirements for this rank.
  • The successful candidate agrees to serve as department chair for a three year term (with a one course reduction per semester). 
  • Strong commitment to teaching 
  • Teaching experience at a college/university level
  • Required areas of teaching are open
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives
  • Experience interacting with a diverse and multicultural population
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States


  • Preferred areas of expertise are corrections, law & society, law & social change, social justice, criminal procedure, and criminal law.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in teaching a diverse student population
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:


Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

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

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: 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:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
  • Statement of Teaching/Research Philosophy
  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  • Examples of Scholarly Work
  • Syllabi

Review of Applications

Applications received by Monday December 3rd, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

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

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.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates 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.


Connie Minton

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
Scroll to top