Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice
Towson University - Towson, MD

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Assistant Professor

Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal justice invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in our criminal justice concentration to begin August 2011. We are interested in criminologists with a broad range of teaching experience to help launch Towson University’s new campus in Harford County, Maryland. Research specialties are open, but candidates should be ready to teach varied courses in criminology. Additional consideration for candidates with teaching experience in other areas of criminal justice. We also seek applicants with civic engagement experience or interest who can link our students to the local or global community through instructional or research activities. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and advising along with the clear potential for scholarly research. The PhD degree in sociology, criminal justice, anthropology or a closely related field is expected by the starting date of employment, but advanced ABD candidates will also be considered and hired at the rank of instructor with a required completion date of February 1, 2012.

Towson University

Towson University is a metropolitan comprehensive university of approximately 21,000 students located in suburban Baltimore. The department currently consists of 26 full-time faculty members. For more information about the university or department, please visit

Application Process

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter indicating current research and teaching interests, one sample of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of professional reference to :

Samuel Collins, Chairperson

Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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