Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Saint Louis, MO

University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Faculty Position in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning January, 2022. Candidates from all substantive areas in the crime and justice arena will be considered. Given the importance of diverse perspectives to our work, we are committed to seeking individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to join our faculty. Candidates must have the Ph.D. at the time of appointment, evidence of outstanding scholarly productivity, a commitment to continued research excellence, and demonstrated teaching effectiveness. Duties of the position include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and execution of a solid research program. The department provides an active, theoretically and methodologically diverse research environment and strong support for research scholars. Salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

About UMSL
Established as a campus of the University of Missouri in 1963, the University of Missouri-St. Louis has grown rapidly as the principal public university in the St. Louis area with a current enrollment of over 16,000 in day and evening sessions. As part of a metropolitan area of almost 3,000,000 people, UMSL has immediate availability to cultural and educational institutions of one of the country's major centers. The area includes fine museums, libraries, theatre and opera companies, symphony orchestras, medical centers, athletic and recreational facilities, and a score of public and private universities and colleges. UMSL is an Anchor Institution that is committed to intentionally applying university assets in partnership with community to strengthen the local community and the Saint Louis region.

About the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The mission of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) is to conduct and disseminate the findings of basic and applied research on crime and justice; to offer excellent teaching at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels; and to provide service to the campus, profession, and community. This mission is realized via the research, teaching, and service of the CCJ Department's faculty, staff, and students. Departmental faculty members publish the results of their research in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals and generate external funding from local, state, and national government agencies and private foundations. Teaching activities in the CCJ Department include not only traditional in-depth course work, but also intensive research training, especially at the PhD level. CCJ faculty members are actively involved in many local, state, national and international service activities, holding offices in organizations such as the American Society of Criminology and editorial positions on major journals. Many faculty members also work closely with local agencies and non-profit organizations dedicated to building a stronger St. Louis.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, and three letters of reference.

Applicants must apply online

Letters of Recommendation should be emailed to:
Lee Slocum, Interim Chair
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
324 Lucas Hall
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63121

Benefit Eligibility

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit:

Diversity Commitment

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.


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Posted: 06/24/2022