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Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2024, to teach in the Criminal Justice program. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidates area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

The Department is housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences which has more than 100 faculty and half a dozen staff members committed to academic success across six academic departments and three interdisciplinary programs. The department is the second largest in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department houses the Center for Applied Social Sciences. The criminal justice program is the largest in the department, and the second largest in the College. The program services over 400 students. Program faculty possess doctorate and masters degrees in criminal justice, several have prior practitioner experience, and one faculty has earned a Juris Doctorate. Faculty teach undergraduate courses in the classroom, online, and the Masters in Criminal Justice Administration is offered online.

Online application is required. Review of completed applications will begin February 12, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the position contact Dr. Darrell Ross, Head, via email or phone 229-333-5943.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a four-course load during the academic year (Fall and Spring semester), maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels. Courses will be a broad array of criminal justice courses to undergraduate majors in the classroom, online undergraduate students, and online graduate students in the Masters of Criminal Justice Administration program. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can flexibly contribute to the programs undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

  • A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology by the appointment date. Demonstrated experience of teaching a variety of courses within the criminal justice system. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship.

  • Demonstrated experience of teaching criminal justice courses online. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting. A record of mentoring students

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 10,200. The city of Valdosta is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit and for more information about the community visit

VSU is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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