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Assistant or Associate Professor, Justice, Law & Public Safety

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Position Details

Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Justice, Law & Public Safety
Position Status Full-time
Tenure Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Justice Law and Public Safety Studies. The department houses majors in Criminal Justice, Forensic Criminal Investigation, and an ABA approved Paralegal degree, as well as graduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Administration.

This faculty member will also hold department chair responsibilities. Lewis University faculty teach four courses per semester, but the JLPSS Department Chair receives credit for three courses and is assigned one course per semester. The successful candidate will have teaching, scholarship, service, and administrative duties.


Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

-Teach one course each semester in one of the Justice Law and Public Safety Studies degree programs.

Department Chair Responsibilities:
-Visioning and exploring future opportunities for the Department;
-Supporting recruitment and retention of students
-Coordinating assessment, programs review, and curricular revision
-Formulating and managing department budget
-Supervising and evaluating faculty, program directors and staff in the department
-Building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships within the University and with external partners

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Criminal Justice or related. Prior teaching experience in higher education. Prior academic leadership experience as program director or department chair. Work experience in criminal justice.

Preferred Qualifications
Essential Duties
Work hours

Full time; beginning AY 2018

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00103
Posting Date 10/19/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a doctorate degree in Criminal Justice or related field, or will you have one at the time of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have prior academic leadership experience as program director or department chair?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States without employment visa sponsorship (e.g., H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents