Code: 135 Posted: 09/18/2015

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice 
Criminal Justice Department, College of Social Science and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

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 2016-2017 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, criminal procedure, criminal law, and/or research methods
  • 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, 2017
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States


  • 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

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. 

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.   

Review of Applications

Applications received by December 4, 2015, are ensured full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Application Process

How to Apply:

Please submit the following materials with your application
- 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)

Application Process

STEP 1: Select the applicable link below.

http://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu  (current UW System employees only)

You must login to your UW Portal to apply.

Go to the Time and Absence section. Click on "Enter Absence" which is located at the top of the Time and Absence section. This will log you into HRS.

Once logged into HRS, on the Menu Tab, on the left side of screen, click on Self Service. After entering the self-service page click on Careers link.

Browse Job Openings and click on the applicable job opening to apply.

Please submit the application materials online as required by the job posting. 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. 

https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu (not currently employed by the UW System)

STEP 2: You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

Under "Basic Job Search" enter the Keyword "Parkside" and click the Search button. Select "Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice-Police". Click "Apply Now".

Please submit the application materials on line as required by the job posting.
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. 

Please Note:

In instances where the Search and Screen 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.

Contact Information

If you have application questions, call or email:

Connie Minton
Criminal Justice Search Committee

Department of Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Office: (262) 595-23416

Fax: (262)595-2471
Email: minton@uwp.edu

Special Notes

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

The University of Wisconsin Parkside is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applicants from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and all veterans.

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 Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability. 

Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UW Parkside Human Resources Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Connie Minton

Contact Phone: (262) 595-3416

Contact Email: minton@uwp.edu

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