Maryville College — Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice


Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice

Maryville College, a selective four-year liberal arts college committed to superior teaching, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice for the 2022-2023 academic year. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Sociology with a Criminal Justice concentration is preferred.

Teaching responsibilities include courses in the Criminal Justice Major (e.g., Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Investigative Forensics) as well as ongoing supervision of undergraduate senior theses and internships. A specialization related to Race, Gender, or other diversity issue is welcomed. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting and a readiness for college service, including academic advising and coordinating the Criminal Justice Major. Building partnerships with members of the local law enforcement, legal, and social justice communities is expected.

Founded in Maryville, Tenn., in 1819, Maryville College is one of the oldest baccalaureate-granting institutions of higher learning in the South. Consistently ranked in the top tier of regional colleges and universities, it offers a curriculum notable for its strong liberal arts core program, undergraduate research requirement and emphasis on career preparation. The student body of about 1,100 is drawn mostly from the Southeast, Middle Atlantic States and the Midwest. The College maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and encourages students, faculty, and staff to grow in wisdom and work for justice.

Maryville is ideally situated between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city, and is within minutes of the major research facilities of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (MC holds associate membership), the University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The College is also an institutional member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Its historic, 263-acre campus includes a 140-acre multi-use forest.

Applications received by December 3 can be assured of full consideration. All applicants must apply through the online applicant portal at to be considered for the position. Additional materials including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on diversity, and three letters of reference (at least two of which fully address teaching experience and potential) may be submitted through the application portal or by email to: Dr. Sharon May, Chair, Division of Social Sciences at

Maryville College is an equal opportunity employer, and specifically invites applications from women and minorities.

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