Rowan University — Assistant Professor, Law and Justice Studies

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: Law and Justice Studies

Description: The Department of Law and Justice Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rowan University is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice beginning September 1, 2017.  All areas of specializations will be considered. Applicants must be willing to teach undergraduate, graduate and online courses, produce scholarly research, and be committed to department and university service.  The successful candidate will be expected to seek external funding for research and participate in departmental initiatives such as the development and teaching of online courses, interdisciplinary programs, and the offering of programs at multiple campuses.  Class size is 35 students or less.  A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship.

Qualifications: A PhD in Criminal Justice or a closely-related discipline, or ABD with evidence that candidate is substantially close to completion is required. A JD alone is not an acceptable degree for this position.

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

General Information: Law and Justice Studies,, is a dynamic department with the highest student enrollment in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  We offer a B.A. in Law and Justice Studies, an M.A. in Criminal Justice and a fully online M.A. in Criminal Justice.  For more information about Rowan University and the Department of Law and Justice Studies, please visit or

Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Contact: Applications must be submitted through our online admission tracking system using the following link:  

Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2016 and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests with plans for continuing this work at Rowan, and three letters of reference.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US.  The university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.