Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Lafayette, LA

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POSITION: EEO # LA 18-12, Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track - Department of Criminal Justice

STARTING: Fall 2013

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.


Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology/Sociology, Justice Studies, or closely related field and the ability to teach graduate level seminars in quantitative research methods and juvenile justice. Preference will be given to applicants who possess evidence of an active research agenda focused on juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice and/or juvenile public policy related issues, broadly defined; and who are experienced in the use of technology in teaching and willing to develop and teach hybrid and online courses. It is also desirable for candidates to embrace progressive pedagogical strategies that promote critical thinking, written and oral communication skills and engaged learning opportunities for our students; value interdisciplinary learning; have experience working with culturally diverse students; demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship/research and service; and have demonstrated promise in obtaining external grant funding for research endeavors.


The successful candidate will contribute to our new interdisciplinary Master's of Science program, which has an emphasis on Juvenile Justice and two tracks of study: (1) Administration and (2) Program and Public Policy. The successful candidate will also contribute to our thriving undergraduate program in Criminal Justice.

The new hire will be expected to teach graduate level courses in juvenile justice and quantitative research methods, and contribute offerings in one or more of the following areas within our graduate program: juvenile prevention, intervention and rehabilitative programs; collaborative models for change in juvenile justice; criminal justice administration and operations. Opportunities to develop special topics in criminal justice will also be available. The successful candidate would also be expected to teach undergraduate- senior level courses in comparative justice systems and the offender in society. The teaching load will be 3/3, with at least one graduate course offering per semester. Active involvement in teaching, research/scholarship and service is expected.


University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state of Louisiana and the largest member of the University of Louisiana system. It is a public institution with approximately 17,000 students over 1,500 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. We are a Carnegie designated "Research University with High Research Activity." Our academic community embraces diversity and inclusion. We are located in the city of Lafayette with a population of approximately 120,000. The culture is proud of its Cajun and Creole heritage and embraces hospitality, festivals, music and joie de vivre. Our local cuisine is world renowned.

APPLICATIONS: All correspondence must include the EEO #LA 18-12. Please submit the following application materials to Dr. Rhonda D. Evans, Chair of the Criminal Justice Search Committee, via email at : letter of application, c.v., unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, copy of dissertation chapter or recent publication that best represents your scholarly/research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as copy of existing syllabi and teaching evaluations. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information you can call Dr. Evans at 337-482-1249.

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