Arizona State University — Professor of Practice, 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 Professor of Practice to oversee at least three fully-online master’s degree programs beginning on July 1, 2022. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, nontenure-track, fiscal-year (12-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. Professors of Practice 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. 

For this particular position, we seek applicants with both teaching experience in a university setting and executive-level, supervisory experience in either policing, crime analysis, fire administration, or emergency medical services/mobile integrated healthcare. The incumbent will recruit for and oversee three of SCCJ’s online master’s degree programs: the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, the Master of Science in Crime Analysis, and the Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration. Although we strongly prefer that the incumbent be physically present on our Downtown Phoenix campus, applicants who live in other parts of the United States may be considered so long as (1) they are willing to telecommute during ASU’s business hours; and (2) they are willing to travel across the United States to engage in recruiting efforts for our online master’s programs. 

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 (BSCCJ), Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ), Master of Science in Crime Analysis (MSCA), and Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration (MPSLA) degrees all 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 teaching, serve on committees, mentor students, recruit students into the MACJ, MSCA, and MPSLA master’s degree programs, 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 administration, teaching, and service. The specific responsibilities of the position include: recruiting students into and administering the MACJ, MSCA, and MPSLA master’s degree programs; teaching graduate courses in one or more of these master’s degree programs; 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. Travel to recruit eligible prospective students is required. 

Qualifications 

Required Qualifications: 

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

  1. an earned master’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, crime analysis, public safety leadership, emergency management/homeland security or a closely-related social science (e.g., political science, sociology, psychology) from a regionally- accredited university, and at least ten (10) years of related practitioner experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility; 
  2. experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; and 
  3. a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse student populations. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. An earned Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, crime analysis, public safety leadership, emergency management/homeland security, or a closely-related social science field (e.g., political science, sociology, psychology) from a regionally accredited university; 
  2. Executive-level, supervisory experience in either policing, crime analysis, fire administration, or emergency medical services/mobile integrated healthcare; 
  3. Two or more semesters of teaching graduate-level courses with strong evidence of teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer evaluations, and prior course syllabi; 
  4. Online teaching experience; 
  5. Experience with technology/course management systems; and 
  6. 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 in length which includes the following: 
    • your interest in the Professor of Practice position (recruitment number 17118) and your professional experience relative to the required and desired qualifications; and 
    • one to three paragraphs summarizing your experience with 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 demonstrating 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.). 
  5. Information for three professional references (names, titles, organizations, email addresses, and phone numbers). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor. 

The initial application deadline is February 11, 2022 at 12:00p.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 conducted via Zoom. 

General Information about the University: 

ASU 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. ASU is committed to building a model for an American research university that measures impact by the success of its students, and faculty committed to the public good with solution-focused research that expands interdisciplinary thinking, and a university that accepts major responsibility for health, economic, and social development of its community. 

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). 

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A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.) 

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