State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Posting Date:  September 16, 2019

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or 

Date of Appointment: August 2020

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice duties will include teaching on campus, at our Syracuse branch, and online courses, scholarly activity, student advisement, departmental and university service.  Courses taught may include a wide range of criminal justice subjects, including those that emphasize social justice, and disadvantaged groups in the criminal justice system.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • A PhD in Criminal Justice, or related field at time of application
  • Full-time teaching experience
  • Evidence of scholarly research
  • The ability to teach a wide range of criminal justice courses; including those that emphasize social justice, and disadvantaged groups in the criminal justice system

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 2 years of full-time teaching experience and the ability to teach a wide range of courses
  • Professional experience in criminal justice or a related field is desirable 
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and intersectionality that is located in pedagogy and research; especially those practices and projects that challenge traditional ways of thinking in criminal justice.
  • The aptitude to cross disciplinary boundaries, and recognize that the field of criminal justice is in need of unique and unorthodox approaches teaching and scholarship.

To Apply:  Submit a curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, cover letter addressing qualifications, and how you see yourself contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion as a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice, a diversity and inclusion statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

Correspondence and questions should be addressed to:

Margaret Schmuhl, PhD Search Committee Chair

(Phone) 315-312-5444


Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  

Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. 

Description of Department: Criminal Justice is a program with over 400 majors and minors with an increasingly diverse student body. We are a six-person department that values progressive visions of the contemporary criminal justice system, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. We strive to promote and reward faculty development along the lines of scholarship and creative student development. 

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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