Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice – Critical Analysis of Judicial Process and the Courts

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice – Critical Analysis of Judicial Process and the Courts

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
Bridgewater State University’s Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2019. A growing, dynamic, interdisciplinary department with a strong focus on social justice in both theory and practice seeks faculty committed to excellence in teaching, mentoring of students, and research. The department strives to advance the success of all students, community partnerships and social justice.

Essential Duties:
Bridgewater State University has a 4-4 teaching responsibility (most often implemented with a three-course preparation) supported with significant professional development opportunities and guidance.

This position seeks an exceptional candidate who specializes in the critical analysis of judicial process and the courts, including the implications of racial, ethnicity, class and gender biases in all stages of the judicial system.

The successful candidate will be required to mentor undergraduate and graduate students as well as conduct various service and research. Opportunities exist for developing new programs, service-learning projects, study abroad courses, and research projects with university support.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Justice Studies, Criminology, or other closely related field.

Doctoral students who are ABD and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2019 will also be considered.

A law degree, alone, does not meet the requirement for the appropriate terminal degree for this position.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, social justice, mentoring, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity and inclusion. They should also have a commitment to public higher education, an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, and evidence of scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice preferred.

Preference will be given to applicants who can also teach criminal law, criminal procedure, and comparative legal systems.
We also encourage applications from candidates who are interested in collaboration with Bridgewater State University’s many thriving centers and programs in such areas as a prelaw program, the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, and the Center for Multicultural Affairs. We place a high value on community partnerships, service-learning, faculty research projects, and student research.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00206
Open Date: 08/17/2018
Close Date: 10/15/2018
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Applicants must also submit the following as attachments to their application:
• Cover Letter
• CV
• Teaching Statement
• At least one substantive writing sample, preferably from an area of research or teaching specialization.
• A 500-750 word statement highlighting the candidate’s commitment to and/or engagement in the area of social justice and diversity (through teaching, research and/or service).

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.