Arizona State University — Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a lecturer to begin in either January or August 2022. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, nontenure-track, academic-year (9- month) faculty position. We seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse pool of qualified people who are available to teach courses and provide meaningful service to ASU students on ASU’s campuses in Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale, as well as online. For this particular position, we will not consider applicants with specializations in policing, corrections, or law/legal issues in criminal justice. Although we will consider applicants with specializations in all other areas of criminology and criminal justice, we are particularly interested in candidates with practical and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: homeland security; terrorism studies; intelligence analysis; crime mapping; sex, gender, and crime; media and crime; gangs; organized crime; victimology; and white collar crime. 

Lecturers are fixed-term faculty members with the possibility of year-to-year employment at ASU based on continued excellent performance, the needs of the institution, and availability of funding. The position reports to the Director of the SCCJ. Because the incumbent must be physically present on our campuses in the metropolitan Phoenix area, this faculty position is not appropriate for people who seek to telecommute. 

About the School:
The SCCJ is housed in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, a comprehensive public research unit at ASU with a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 57 percent of whom are students of color. SCCJ is a nationally-recognized leader in higher education and is highly regarded for its distinguished faculty and research productivity as evidenced by it being ranked the #2 best program in criminology and criminal justice program in the United States by US News and World Report. 

The SCCJ offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in criminology and criminal justice; a master’s degree in crime analysis; undergraduate concentrations or certificate programs in correctional studies, criminal investigations, juvenile justice, law and human behavior, legal issues in criminal justice, policing, and victims studies; and graduate certificates corrections leadership and management, crime analysis, homeland security, and law enforcement administration. In addition, the SCCJ offers upper- division courses in Yuma and Lake Havasu City, AZ; these programs are designed to allow students who already hold an associate’s degree to complete the Bachelor of Science degree by taking in-person classes. And SCCJ proudly offers its Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and Master of Science in Crime Analysis degrees online, allowing students from around the globe to earn highly-valued degrees from one of the leading criminology and criminal justice programs in the world. For more information about the SCCJ’s opportunities for research, instruction, practice, student internship experience, and community-based service learning opportunities, please visit our website at http://ccj.asu.edu. 

The SCCJ is conveniently located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the fifth largest city in the United States. Our proximity to major criminal justice agencies enhances the opportunities for instruction, practice, student internship experience, and community-based service learning opportunities. The successful candidate will engage in on-campus and online teaching, serve on committees, mentor students, and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the School. 

Job Duties:
Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the School in teaching and service. The specific responsibilities of the position include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; engaging in service within ASU at the school, college, and university levels; providing service to the community and the profession; and participating in curriculum development, program planning, and student advisement. 

Qualifications 

Required Qualifications:
Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the School and College through teaching and service. By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will have: 

  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; and 
  • EITHER (1) an earned Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social-scientific field from a regionally accredited university; OR (2) an earned master’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely-related social science (e.g., political science, sociology, psychology) from a regionally-accredited university, and at least five years of related experience (teaching and/or practitioner experience) demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility. 

Please note that the J.D. is not an appropriate terminal degree for this particular position. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • An earned Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social-scientific field from a regionally accredited university; 
  • Practical or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: homeland security; terrorism studies; intelligence analysis; crime mapping; sex, gender, and crime; media and crime; gangs; organized crime; victimology; and white collar crime. 
  • Two or more semesters of teaching undergraduate or graduate-level courses with strong evidence of teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer evaluations, and prior course syllabi; 
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success as well as working with broadly diverse student populations; 
  • Experience with technology/course management systems; and 
  • Demonstrated excellent English written and verbal communication skills. 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The SCCJ actively seeks and supports a culturally diverse faculty and student body. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Our School, and indeed the entirety of our University, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. ASU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law. 

Application Instructions
To apply, please visit https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/jobs. Applicants must submit all of the following materials through an Interfolio dossier. Complete application materials must contain the following items: 

  1. A letter of application no more than 3-pages which includes the following:
    • your interest in the lecturer position (recruitment number 16867); and your professional experience relative to the required and desired qualifications;
    • one to three paragraphs summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 
  2. A curriculum vitae or résumé that details the applicant’s educational and professional history, as well as the applicant’s complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address); 
  3. A two- page (maximum) statement of teaching philosophy; 
  4. Two pieces of evidence which demonstrate the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Student evaluations are strongly preferred as one such piece of evidence, but other evidence might include peer evaluations of teaching or a teaching portfolio (e.g., syllabi, sample assignments, sample assessments and rubrics, etc.); and 
  5. Information for three professional references (name, title, organization, email address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor. 

The initial application deadline is September 20, 2021 at 3:00p.m. Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. 

Interviews will be held via Zoom. 

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, and reference checks. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

About ASU
Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the sixth consecutive year, followed by #2 Stanford and #3 MIT. Our ASU Charter indicates that we measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. 

We are also committed to advancing anti-racist policies and practices as described in a recent statement by President Crow in support of our Black students, faculty, and staff (available online at: https://president.asu.edu/statements/asus-commitment-to-black-students-faculty-and-staff). 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law. For complete statements on ASU’s non-discrimination policies, please refer to: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/ 

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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