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Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Criminal Justice
Location: St. Davids, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - Criminal Justice
Faculty Careers - Other
Internal Number: 830
Eastern University, a Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant / Associate Professor of Criminal Justice who will direct the Criminal Justice program in the Department of Social Transformation (10-month appointment; rank commensurate with qualifications).
The criminal justice program at Eastern University is rooted in restorative justice, which is incorporated into all criminal justice courses.
Primary responsibilities will include directing the Criminal Justice program as well as teaching courses in criminal justice. Courses may include: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Policing, Courts, Corrections, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Restorative Justice, or Research Methods. Additional responsibilities will include advising students and participating in departmental, college, and university activities. Given strategic growth initiatives, there may be opportunity for the further development of online programming.
Knowledge and Skills Required: Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Criminal Justice or a closely related field, a commitment to and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, administrative abilities, scholarly and professional engagement, and community service. To be considered, all applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of courses they could teach and/or have taught, statement of faith, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to endorse by signing Eastern University’s doctrinal statement. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
Standard University employees are required to complete the background clearance process. Employment is contingent upon the successful results of an employment background screening. The employment background screening may include but is not limited to your consumer credit history (for positions that work with the university finances or alumni funds only), verification of education and professional credentials, criminal history, driving history, residency, immigration status, performance, references, and other qualities pertinent to your qualifications for the following position.
Youth Clearances are required for positions with direct contact with children and essential personnel positions. Employees working with or around minor age children are required to complete the youth clearance process which includes the following four child protection clearances:
2) FBI Criminal Record Check;
3) Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance and;
4) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check.
In accordance with state laws, Act 73 of 2007, Act 153 of 2014, Act 168 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law), school employees of Eastern University who will have "direct contact with children" must complete the background check process prior to employment. Results must be submitted within ten days of receipt.
This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of the protected classes are encouraged to apply.