Job Opportunity: Lecturer of Criminology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW)

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) Department of Sociology and Criminology is seeking to hire an outstanding faculty member for a nine-month lecturer position in criminology starting August 2024. This is a non-tenure track position that carries a teaching load of four courses per term.  

This position also includes the opportunity for additional summer school teaching. The selected candidate should have the potential for innovation and leadership in both teaching and service. We are seeking to hire a criminologist who complements our existing strengths, specifically our department’s commitment to public and applied criminology, civic engagement and social justice.  

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is committed to increasing knowledge of human societies from a broad diversity of perspectives and experiences, and believe that our students, our faculty, and our curricula are essential elements in that vision. We are seeking a colleague who shares that commitment and is interested in being an integral part of the department.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in criminology or criminal justice at time of application.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with:  

  • PhD in sociology, criminology, or criminal justice
  • Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Face to face and online teaching experience
  • Experience teaching core criminology courses such as introduction to criminal justice and criminology

Application Information

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.  

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on March 28, 2024, the posting closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:    

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application that includes a statement describing teaching experience and interests addressed to Search Committee Chair
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for 3 Professional references.    

Please note that a minimum of three references are required for all applications. Letters of reference may be requested at a later date.  

Letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements. Please direct questions concerning the search or regarding the online application process to

For the full listing and to apply, visit