Sam Houston State University — Assistant Professor, Specialization in Race and Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is seeking candidates for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2021. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related academic field, such as Psychology, Sociology, Black Studies, Latinx Studies, and Women’s Studies. The successful candidate will have expertise and a research agenda concentrated on the intersections of race and justice. The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion; the successful candidate is expected to advance this commitment. 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: and should include a letter of interest, a current vita, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references addressed to: Dr. William Wells, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296. Review of materials will begin October 1, 2020 and will continue until the search is completed. 

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Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug -Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security Sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.