SUNY Empire State College — Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

About SUNY Empire State College:

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative, nontraditional teaching and learning.

SUNY Empire is part of the State University of New York system and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, SUNY Empire primarily serves working adults pursuing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online and onsite at locations in every region of the state and abroad.

The college’s 50-year commitment to flexible, individualized learning is represented by faculty mentors who guide students throughout their academic studies, the ability for students to build individualized degree plans, the award of credit for learning gained from life and work experience, world-class academic and social student-support communities, and flexible course delivery methods that meet students’ diverse learning preferences. The college boasts more than 89,000 successful alumni and partners with nearly 16,000 students each year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

SUNY Empire State College is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that a diverse faculty is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world.

We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development. Faculty-development opportunities include our annual Fall Academic Conference and the annual Institute on Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.

Job Description:

SUNY Empire State College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Criminal Justice to join the Department of Social Science and Public Affairs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing department and participate in the building of a new academic program that will serve learners across New York State and, through the college’s robust online course offerings, around the world. The department has teaching needs in American Corrections; Police Community Relations; Alternatives to Incarceration; Criminal Investigation; Race, Crime, and Justice; and Crime and Intelligence Analysis. Full time faculty in the undergraduate programs at SUNY Empire have responsibilities for student advising (mentoring), in addition to teaching responsibilities. Teaching assignments are expected to be a mix of face-to-face and online.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and teaching face-to-face and online courses in criminal justice
  • Offering independent studies in the field of criminal justice
  • Mentoring and advising students as they develop degree programs
  • Participating in curriculum development and academic assessment in the Department of Social Science and Public Affairs
  • Participation in college service
  • Development and maintenance of an active research agenda

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Criminal Justice from a regionally accredited U.S. university or comparable non-U.S. university. A JD is not considered adequate qualification for this position. ABD candidates may be considered if they have a defense date scheduled prior to the start date for the position.
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach Social Science Research Methods
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning
  • Professional experience in the criminal justice field
  • Experience in online and blended teaching modalities
  • A record of scholarly engagement and an established research agenda

Special Information:

  • Teaching in the evening may be required
  • Office hours will vary to accommodate student needs
  • Some travel and overnights required (2-4 nights per year to attend collegewide meetings)
  • The preferred location is Brooklyn, NY. Other college locations may be considered, including Manhattan, Rochester, Buffalo, and Long Island (Selden).
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications.

Empire State College is an EOE employer.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT http://www.esc.edu/safety-security

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

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