Indiana University Northwest — Associate / Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Position Details 

Assistant or Associate Professor – Criminal Justice

Appointment Status
Tenure Track

IU Northwest Public and Environmental Affairs

Position Summary
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) of Indiana University Northwest invites applicants for an advanced assistant or associate professor of criminal justice, commencing August 2017. The candidate for this position will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester, conducting and publishing high quality research in applicable journals and performing university and community- engaged service within the region. We welcome applicants from any specialization within criminal justice, especially those that cross- boundaries with health, non-profits or public organizations. SPEA is an interdisciplinary school that houses criminal justice, health administration, non-profit management, public administration and environmental science faculty. We strongly encourage all qualified scholars, particularly minority and female candidates, to apply.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 5,500 students offering primarily bachelor’s and master’s degrees. IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence and positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty, and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As one of Northwest Indiana’s anchors, community-based engagement is an IU Northwest strategic priority.

Basic Qualifications 


For this position, we require an earned doctorate in criminal justice, criminology or any closely related field. A J.D. without a Ph.D. will not be considered for this position. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years in a tenure-track position at a regionally accredited university. For the associate level, we require earned tenure from a regionally accredited university and a teaching, research and service record commensurate with the Indiana University Northwest standards ( Applicants must demonstrate a record of effective teaching at the undergraduate level, including the ability to teach and communicate with, a broadly diverse student population.


In addition to the requirements, some experience teaching at the Master’s level is preferred. Also preferred is experience teaching across different modalities (traditional face-to-face, hybrid and online) with the ability to teach courses in our NASPAA accredited MPA program, which could include evening classes.

Department Contact for Questions
Inquiries may be directed to: 

Dr. Joseph Ferrandino
Search Committee Chair

Additional Qualifications 

Salary and Rank
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and education. 

Screening will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Please upload: 1) updated curriculum vitae; 2) letter of application detailing interest in the position and how qualifications fit the department (no more than one page); 3) complete, unedited student evaluations of teaching from all courses taught in the past year; 4) integrated statement of research, teaching and service philosophy (no more than two pages); 5) one sample publication; and 6) list of references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

For Best Consideration Date

Expected Start Date


Supplemental Questions
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Applicant Documents 

Required Documents 

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Course Evaluation
  4. Statement of Research and Teaching
  5. Research Paper/Publication/Writing Sample
  6. List Of References

Optional Documents 

  1. Other

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