Job opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor position, Roanoke College

The Department of Public Affairs at Roanoke College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice beginning in August 2023 and ending in May 2024. This is a full time, sabbatical-replacement position, with a teaching load of seven courses during the academic year.

We seek candidates who take a critical approach to Criminal Justice and who can offer courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, and Inequalities and Crime. The successful candidate will also contribute Criminal Justice courses on topics related to their own research agenda to the General Education (Intellectual Inquiry / INQ) curriculum. We especially seek candidates who have a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduates and can diversify our offerings. ABDs will be considered.

The Public Affairs Department administers majors in Political Science, International Relations, and Criminal Justice. In addition to excellent teaching and collegiality, the Public Affairs Department supports active professional participation and research. Visiting Professors are eligible to receive departmental funds and to apply for most of the College’s internal grants in support of their research and teaching.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters.

Applicants should submit their cover letter (including their statement in support of diversity), curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and teaching evaluations (if available), as well as any inquiries, via e-mail to Three letters of reference may be required for candidates who advance to the next phase of the search. Please visit our Departmental website at: for more information.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.