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POSITION: Full-time, with faculty rank; tenure track, 11-month contract, appointment in the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Science (Division of Social Science). This position serves the accelerated modality, online, and main campus teaching programs in the Criminology major, and is intended to fill the role of Criminology Program Director.
STARTING DATE: July 1, 2022
Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2022 and a hire will be made as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.
Teach in the Criminology curriculum across all modalities. Teaching responsibilities include traditional face-to-face, blended, and online teaching. This includes instruction on our main and regional campuses, as well as evening classes.
Lead the Criminology Program administratively in the role of Program Director.
Pursue an active scholarly agenda.
Contribute to ongoing program assessment and evaluation.
Work collaboratively with the Criminology faculty to continue the growth of Criminology at Fresno Pacific University.
Represent the Criminology program at recruitment and enrollment events.
Earned Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Anthropology, or a related field. A J.D., Ed.D. or similar qualification is not acceptable.
Record of scholarly achievement, evidenced by publications in respected, peer-reviewed academic journals or similar publications. Previous success in grant applications and managing research grants is an added benefit.
Demonstrated experience of exceptional college-level teaching.
Demonstrated experience in academic administration (curriculum, adjunct pool, etc.).
Evidence of high-level course development in face-to-face, blended, and online modalities.
Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church.
Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 5...0 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.