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Associate Professor or Professor of Criminal Justice

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Associate Professor or Professor of Criminal Justice
Job Posting Number 20180004FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department School of Criminal Justice
Position Description

The School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University invites applicants for a full-time (nine-month) faculty position at the rank of associate professor or professor, with the possibility of tenure (contingent on approval of the Board of Regents). Responsibilities include high-quality scholarship/research, undergraduate and graduate level teaching (2-2 teaching load), and university, professional, and/or community service. The School of Criminal Justice awards the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates for either rank must have earned a Ph.D. in criminal justice or related field (those who hold the J.D. only will not be considered), provide evidence of strong methodological/analytical skills, and demonstrate a strong record, commensurate with experience, of sustained publication in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to these required qualifications, appointment at the rank of professor requires experience in supervising and mentoring doctoral students.
For appointment as an associate professor or professor, the successful candidate must meet the School and University established standards for persons of the appointed rank.

Preferred Qualifications

For either rank, preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate experience in seeking and/or securing external grant funding, working with diverse student populations, and the ability to teach in areas that address the needs of the School. For consideration at the rank of associate professor, preference will also be given to those candidates who have experience in supervising and mentoring graduate students.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/19605. For full consideration, please include the following in your application: cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, and a sample of published work. Deadline for submission of all application materials is September 1, 2017. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Christine Sellers, Director, School of Criminal Justice at css100@txstate.edu.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 09/01/2017
Close Date 09/01/2017
Open Until Filled? No
Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Samples of Scholarly Work/Research
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference