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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Glenville State University
Glenville, WV
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Salary: $47,500.00 Annually

Location : Glenville, WV

Job Type: Faculty

Job Number: 0485P00217AC

Division: Academic Affairs

Opening Date: 05/11/2023

Glenville State University is seeking applicants for two full-time, tenure-track positions in the Department of Criminal Justice to complement the scholarly and teaching areas of the department. The department features specializations in administration of justice and field forensics, and one position is targeted to field forensics while the specialization for the other area is open.


Founded in 1872 and located in the heart of scenic, central West Virginia, Glenville State University provides personalized education to about 1500 students. The majority of the University's students are in-state, first-generation, and Pell Grant eligible. The University's campus embraces the unique perspectives of its students, faculty, and staff and provides its students with opportunities to thrive in the center of the Appalachian Mountains. The mission of the University is to prepare and inspire students to be thoughtful, productive, engaged, and responsible citizens who contribute to the well-being of their community, state, nation, and world. This mission guides GSU's programs and service development. More information on Glenville State University can be found at

Glenville State offers more than 30 academic programs and awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees. The Department of Criminal Justice is one of the largest departments on campus, with more than 150 students enrolled within one of its majors. It is regarded as the top degree and program in the state by

Examples of Duties

The successful applicant is expected to:

  • Teach the equivalent of 24 hours of undergraduate courses in criminal justice per academic year (split across fall and spring semesters).
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising, assistance, and involvement in student activities.
  • Actively contribute to departmental and university assessment, committee, and service activities.
  • Support recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Cultivate and maintain teaching and scholarly excellence.
  • Have an ongoing interest in curriculum innovation.
  • Contribute to online and on-campus course delivery.

Typical Qualifications
An earned PhD in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, or a related field from an accredited institution is required. Particularly, qualified candidates with ABD status will be considered. Experience in the criminal justice field (law enforcement, corrections, or courts) is preferred. Individuals with expertise in Field Forensics are especially encouraged to apply.
Supplemental Information

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of professional work, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and contact information for three professional references.

Apply online at or by email at

Screening of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Glenville State University is proud of its commitment to diversity. Women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As an agency of State government, Glenville State University provides a wide variety of benefits to its employees. Some benefits are mandatory to both the college and employees, while some benefits are elective by employees. Some benefits are free to employees while some benefits require employee contributions.

Current year details regarding plan options and monthly premium costs can be obtained by logging onto the PEIA Web site at or by contacting the GSU payroll department.

Life Insurance: $10,000 free to employees, optional coverage up to $500,000 based on age and salary. Additional plans are available for spouse and child coverage.

Accidental Death Insurance: Optional employee or family plan of $25,000 to $100,000. For details contact the payroll department.

Retirement Plan: The college matches your 6 percent contribution (tax exempt dollars) towards TIAA/CREF or Teacher's Retirement System. Thus, 12 percent of your gross salary is working for your retirement income. New employees must join TIAA/CREF.

TIAA Total Disability Benefits Plan: Optional employees coverage that provides (1) monthly income and (2) payments of premiums to your TIAA/CREF retirement plan to participating employees who suffer total, long-term disabilities. The cost is adjusted according to individual salary on a yearly basis. Employees become eligible upon completion of the first year of employment.

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