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Lecturer of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Lecturer of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Job ID: 267754
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Barbara King, Search Chair

Job Summary

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology provides a comprehensive examination of justice, crime, victimization, and the law. The program enrolls approximately 900 students across both the in-person and fully online Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology with the option of a concentration in cybercrime. Approximately 175 additional students are enrolled in the department's two minor programs in Criminal Justice and Criminology as well as Child Advocacy Studies. At the graduate level, the department houses an in-person and online Master of Science (MS) program in Criminal Justice and Criminology with emphases in criminal justice, criminology, and cybercrime. In addition, the department offers an online Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime.

Reporting to the department chair, the lecturer of Criminal Justice and Criminology will teach fifteen credit hours per semester and hold regular office hours. All lecturers are non-tenure track.

Required Qualifications

Earned juris doctor (J.D.) or master's in Criminal Justice or Criminology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Criminal Justice or Criminology, by August 1, 2024.

Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, as well as curriculum design and development.

Preferred Qualifications

College or university teaching experience in criminal justice and criminology courses

Strengths or experience in teaching a variety of classes including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Family Violence, Victimology, and Universal Justice

Professional experience in criminal justice or related field

Experience with child and family advocacy

Ability to participate in the expansion of a Child Advocacy Studies minor

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae ; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Screening of applications begins February 18, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2024.

Conditions of Employment

All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.

Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.

Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.

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