Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
Bridgewater State University’s Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2023. Criminal Justice is a growing, dynamic, interdisciplinary department with a strong focus on social justice in both theory and practice. The department seeks faculty committed to excellence in teaching, mentoring of students, and research. The department strives to advance the success of all students, community partnerships and social justice.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:
Bridgewater State University has a 4-4 teaching responsibility (most often implemented with a three-course preparation) supported with significant professional development opportunities and guidance. This position seeks an exceptional candidate whose area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of criminal justice courses; preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching various courses offered by the department (corrections, victimology, restorative justice, crime victims and the political process, insider prison programs, or cyber-crime).

The successful candidate will be required to mentor undergraduate and graduate students as well as maintain an active service and scholarship agenda. Opportunities exist for innovation including developing service-learning projects, study abroad courses, and research projects with university support.

We also encourage applications from candidates who are interested in collaboration with Bridgewater State University’s many thriving centers and programs such as the prelaw program, the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, and the Center for Multicultural Affairs. We place a high value on community partnerships, service-learning, faculty research projects, and student research.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology by September 1, 2023. Other closely related fields may be considered.

A law degree, alone, does not meet the requirement for the appropriate terminal degree for this position.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, social justice, mentoring, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity and inclusion. They should also have a commitment to public higher education, an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, a commitment to collaboration, and evidence of scholarship activity.

Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience in higher education, including with hybrid and online teaching formats, is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

Posting Number: F00408P
Open Date: 10/18/2022
Close Date: 11/30/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • At least one writing sample, preferably from an area of research or teaching specialization.
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

To apply, visit https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/23869

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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