University of South Carolina Upstate — Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

USC Upstate is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice to begin on January, 2022. The duties include: teaching four courses per semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and engaging in department and campus-wide service-related activities, including advising Criminal Justice majors. A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising along with scholarly activity and service is expected

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Criminal Justice or a closely-related field by the start of employment and the ability to teach a wide range of Criminal Justice courses. Substantive areas of expertise are open, but candidates with interests in crime analysis, courts, policing, and /or ethics are encouraged to apply (note: JD alone is not sufficient). ABD candidates with a planned completion date by December 31, 2022, are welcome to apply. A successful background check is required.

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Contact information:
Dr. Courtney McDonald
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5832 or 864-503-5719

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