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Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

  • November 15, 2019 11:45 PM
    Message # 8121516


    Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

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    William Paterson University invites applications for two full-time tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice beginning September 1, 2020.

    Position Overview:

    We seek criminologists whose research relates to one or more of the following areas: crime and immigration, the court system, drugs & crime and/or race/ethnicity.  Criminologists with other research interests may also be considered.

    Department overview:

    The Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice is proud to serve a diverse student body through undergraduate programs in Sociology and in Criminology & Criminal Justice, as well as through a master’s program in Applied Sociology.  The department provides related courses in diverse areas of the University’s Core Curriculum, including Social & Behavioral Sciences, Diversity & Justice, Civic & Community Engagement, and Global Awareness.

    Duties and Responsibilities:


    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Teaching undergraduate courses in Criminology & Criminal Justice. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach in our Applied Sociology Master’s program.
    • Teaching undergraduate research methods and/or applied statistics/data analysis.
    • Conducting high quality research with expectation for peer-reviewed publication
    • Actively participating in service to the department, college and university.



    Required qualifications:

    • PhD in Sociology, Criminology or Criminal Justice or related area by the time of hire. Advanced ABD candidates who meet all other criteria may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor; the degree must, however, be completed by the time of review for reappointment to a second year March 1, 2021. Note: a J.D. does not qualify as a terminal degree for this position.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Higher education teaching experience
    • Record of publication in academic peer-reviewed journals


    Personal attributes and traits:

    • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
    • Capable of working collegially in a diverse environment


    About William Paterson:

    William Paterson University is one of the most diverse public universities in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated next to the High Mountain nature preserve in Wayne, New Jersey about twenty miles west of New York City.


    Interested candidates will be prompted to:

    • Complete an application
    • Submit a cover letter & CV
    • Provide names/contacts of three professional references.
    • Provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

    Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


    Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. General questions related to this application process, please contact



    William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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