College of Humanities and Social Sciences Politics, Administration & Justice Assistant Professor Fall 2020
The Division of Politics, Administration & Justice at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice. The appointment begins in August 2020.
California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position The Division of PAJ is seeking a candidate who can teach core and elective courses in our undergraduate criminal justice program. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach our core course in substantive criminal law and would expect successful candidates in this area to have both formal legal training from an ABA-accredited law school and direct experience practicing law. However, candidates with other specialties in criminal justice will also be considered for the position.
Successful candidates would be responsible for engaging in superb teaching, advisement, and mentorship; for advancing a judicious agenda of research and publication in peer reviewed and/or law reviews from ABA accredited law schools; and to undertake meritorious service at the department, college, university and community levels. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellence collectively in teaching, research and service.
J.D. or J.S.D. from an ABA accredited law school, and/or Ph.D. in criminal justice or related field
ABD's may apply but applicants must possess strong evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed by the time of appointment.
All applicants should be prepared to demonstrate their ability to successfully teach substantive criminal law classes and other criminal justice coursework.
An innovative research and teaching agenda that advances knowledge and scholarship in the criminal law/justice field
The ability to work with and mentor students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and circumstances
Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community
Demonstrated contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service
Application Procedure A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to apply for requisition #494090 and provide the following required materials:
Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications.
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process. Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected)
Research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research.
A teaching statement, one course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. For applicants that do not have direct teaching experience in a university class setting, please discuss in your teaching statement how the skills and experiences you possess can be adapted to a university teaching environment. Include syllabi samples of classes you anticipate teaching (submit as a single pdf)
Diversity statement: Statement addressing past and/or future contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service (approximately one to two pages, single spaced).
A list of three references with relevant contact information. On the References page of the online application, enter contact information for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. Should you advance to the semi-finalist stage, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct questions to Professor Robert Castro, Chair Faculty Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2019.
Additional Information Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.