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Assistant/Associate/Professor of Criminal Justice

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

In addition to the required documents, please submit the following: - at OTHER attach unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts - at OTHER 2 attach any other documents you feel would benefit your application

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title Assistant/Associate/Professor of Criminal Justice
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU South Bend Criminal Justice
Position Summary

The Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University South Bend is seeking qualified applicants for two tenure track positions beginning August 14, 2018. Rank will be based on qualifications and experience. The standard teaching load is 24 credits per year with 6 credits normally reassigned to research activities. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to quality instruction, academic advising, and willingness to engage in university service activities. Applicants are also expected to have an active research agenda.

IU South Bend is the third largest campus of Indiana University. The Department of Criminal Justice is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and offers a balanced program for 200 active criminal justice majors. With a focus on field practice and scientific research, we prepare students for a wide range of careers in criminal justice as well as post-graduate study.

IU South Bend’s 2014–2020 strategic plan includes a commitment to advance diversity and open-mindedness and to create a civil, welcoming, and caring culture for all. Of over 7,500 students, 24% self-identify as minorities. The population of Hispanic students is approaching 10% and IU South Bend has seen significant increases in the admission of African American students. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who have mentored minorities or other underrepresented groups are encouraged to highlight such efforts in the application.

Basic Qualifications

- Successful applicants are expected to have a PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or terminal degree in a closely-related discipline.
- Advanced ABD candidates with evidence that degree is expected to be awarded by August 2018 are also encouraged to apply.
- All areas of expertise in Criminal Justice will be considered.
- A commitment to quality undergraduate instruction, service and scholarly research is required.

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. David Surma at

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Competitive
Special Instructions

In addition to the required documents, please submit the following:

- at OTHER attach unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
- at OTHER 2 attach any other documents you feel would benefit your application

For Best Consideration Date 10/02/2017
Expected Start Date 08/14/2018
OAA # SB-2017010

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other
  5. Statement of Research and Teaching
  6. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other 2