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Visiting Professor in Sociology and Criminal Justice, Non-Tenure Track

Employer
Suffolk University
Location
Boston, MA
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Suffolk University is recruiting a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure track (NTT) for a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. Teaching responsibilities will begin in the fall semester. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. sociology, criminology, criminal justice, public policy, public administration); preference will be given for candidates with experience teaching courses in sociology or criminal justice at the college/university level. Ability to teach courses in both our Master of Science in Crime and Justice Studies program and our undergraduate major programs in Sociology and Criminal Justice is required. Inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to supporting the success of students from diverse backgrounds are high priorities. Faculty responsibilities include teaching 8 courses per year (a 4-4 annual course load).

Founded in 1906 by Gleason Archer, who provided legal education in the evening to individuals who might not otherwise have been afforded that opportunity, Suffolk University consistently seeks to advance its history as a school of access and opportunity. Over one third of our undergraduate students identify as first-generation and 35% of our undergraduate and graduate students are from racially minoritized groups. Set in the heart of Boston, our students and faculty thrive among the endless experiential learning and scholarship opportunities and partnerships.

Our access and opportunity mission is lived through our decisions at every level. U.S. News ranked Suffolk University among the top 100 universities in the country for social mobility. Through student, faculty and staff recruitment and support, community engagement, curriculum development, and research, the University community works to advance equity for every student, every day. Learn more about how we manifest the core values of our mission at Suffolk DEI.  

The successful candidate will contribute to Suffolk's rich tradition of community-engaged teaching and experiential education that prepares our diverse, substantially first-generation college students for careers and civic engagement. We seek candidates with a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and curricular diversity, mentoring and advising students-especially first-generation college students-as well as conducting impactful research with undergraduates.

Not sure this is you? Contact us to find out! Research indicates that women and members of under-represented groups tend not to apply to jobs when they think they do not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do. Suffolk University is dedicated to a diverse and inclusive academic community. Familiarity with and experience using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and ability groups to reach their maximum potential is a valuable qualification.

A complete submission will include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, student course evaluations and contact information for three professional reference.

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to faculty diversity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, go to our

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Felicia P. Wiltz, Department Chair at .

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