Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Criminology, Coastal Carolina University

Assistant Professor of Criminology

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociology to begin in the Fall of 2023. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology by the time of their appointment. In addition to teaching general sociology courses, the successful candidate must be able to teach lower – and upper-level courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Critical criminology scholars and scholars committed to supporting our departmental focus on social inequalities are strongly encouraged to apply.

All candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and community. The Sociology Department in the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We seek teacher-scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body, and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented communities as well as the academic success of all of our students.

The Department offers the Bachelors of Arts degrees in Sociology, and Criminal Justice. We also support minors and concentrations in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Medicine and Health, Social Justice, and Sociology. This highly collaborative and active department encourages close-knit classroom experiences and promotes experiential learning that highlights faculty areas of expertise and research. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, inclusive pedagogy, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The faculty and administrators in the Spadoni College, along with professional staff across the University, will provide meaningful support for the successful candidate’s teaching and scholarship as elements of their personal and professional career development. The Spadoni College administration encourages each faculty member to grow professionally, and supports a healthy work-life integration.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

To apply, submit the following items electronically at 1) a letter of application stating your teaching and research interests, 2) an updated curriculum vitae, 3) copies of academic transcripts, 4) teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching accomplishment, and 5) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Jennifer Schlosser or Matt Wilkinson, co-chairs of the Search Committee at or

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Posting Number:  F00301P

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