Job opportunity: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, The University of North Alabama

Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice –

The University of North Alabama Department of Politics, Justice, Law, and Philosophy invites candidates for a tenure-track position in Criminal Justice at Assistant Professor rank to begin fall 2023. Area of specialization is open with a preference for specialization in theory and methods, policing, race/ethnicity, and/or security and emergency management. Previous experience in law enforcement, policy reform, and/or justice administration is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology (ABD with completion date by August 2023 will be considered). A Ph.D. in a closely-related discipline may also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for teaching graduate and undergraduates.

To view a complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, a teaching philosophy, and a research statement at the time of application. The research statement may be uploaded in the attachment heading of “Other Document 1”. In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which can be found here.

Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.