Job opportunity: Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Sociology, Jackson State University

Position Information

Posting NumberF00315P
Position TitleAssistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Sociology
DepartmentCriminal Justice & Sociology
SalaryNot listed.
Grant FundedNo
LocationMain Campus
Faculty, Staff, Admin or StudentFaculty
Number of Vacancies1
Desired start date08/10/2022
Position SummaryThe Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Jackson State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2023.


Minimum Required EducationMust have a  terminal degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Administration of Justice. 
Minimum Required ExperienceThe successful candidate must provide evidence of 1) Excellence in teaching 2) Ongoing scholarship 3) Grantsmanship and 4) Professional development to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure at the appropriate time in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology. 
Minimum Required Licenses and/or CertificationsNone.
QualificationsPreference will be given to candidates with specialization in qualitative research methods, victimology, law enforcement and/or cybercrime. 
Skills and Abilities
Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Teaching 9-12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities of graduate studentsParticipating in delivering college-wide first and second year core courses that emphasize writing, speaking, and the use of technology

Posting Detail Information

EEO StatementJackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Background Check StatementJackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include reference checks, criminal history/record check and when appropriate a credit report or driving history report.
Open Date02/27/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease submit:A letter of interestCurriculum vitaeEvidence of teaching effectivenessResearch agendaAcademic transcriptsStatement of teaching philosophyThree (3) letters of referenceThe above application materials must be uploaded & attached to the online application.  The review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research-activity university. Jackson State‚Äôs nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Jackson State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmation Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • G.E.D.
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate’s degree
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree
    • Specialist degree
    • Ph.D.
    • Juris Doctorate
    • None of the above
  2. * Can you, if hired, provide proof of education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you, if hired, provide documents to show your eligibility to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Other Document 1
  6. Letter of Reference 1
  7. Letter of Reference 2
  8. Letter of Reference 3
  9. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

Optional Documents