Sam Houston State University — Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Criminology (up to 6 positions to be filled)

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is seeking candidates for multiple new, growth positions. These tenure-track Assistant Professor positions have been allocated to our growing program to begin Fall 2022. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related academic field and the successful candidates will have expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Courts (Broadly, and including legal issues)
  • Criminal Justice Policy and/or Reform
  • Gangs and/or Drugs and Crime
  • International and/or Comparative Criminal Justice / Criminology
  • Quantitative Data Analysis or Research Design
  • White Collar and/or Corporate Crime

Applicants should clearly indicate the area of expertise under which they wish to be considered. 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 share this commitment. Candidates should include a diversity statement (instructions in web portal) in their letters of application.

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. Ryan Randa, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296. Review of materials will begin September 10, 2021 and will continue until the search is completed.

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Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.