Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Philadelphia, PA

Widener University

Widener University is currently seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences to start fall 2021. This position has a teaching load of 4/3 (12 semester hours/9 semester hours) and involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate is also expected to serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate criminal justice majors. The area of specialization is open, but willingness to teach policing and/or research courses is desirable. A candidate with interest in taking on some leadership responsibilities within the department is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, be expected to pursue an active research agenda, and contribute to campus and professional service.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a commitment to undergraduate education, clear evidence of scholarly potential, and a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related discipline. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by August 2021.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement describing research plans by December 31, 2020 at Also, please have three confidential letters of reference sent to . Please ensure that all documents are submitted as either .docx or .pdf. Review of complete applications will begin on January 4, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


Advertised: 17 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

To apply please click here! Posted: 01/26/2021