Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021. The area of expertise are open, but we are especially interested in candidates who specialize in one or more of the following areas:, 1) the intersection of technology and crime/criminal justice (e.g., cybercrime/cyber-security; computational/“big data” criminology; machine learning; and agent-based modeling for crime analysis/prevention, etc.) 2) race/ethnicity and criminal justice (including, but not limited to; policing and race; social justice movements; punishment and race; and the intersection or race, crime, and justice with technology). The position is a nine-month appointment with annual review, in-person and online teaching responsibilities, and the possibility of summer teaching. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related field in the social sciences is required (ABDs may apply, but degree must be in hand by the start of employment). A J.D. alone is not sufficient for this position. Under extraordinary conditions, we are open to considering more advanced (e.g., Associate level) rank applicants. University teaching experience and a demonstrated record of research and publication are preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Housed in the internationally recognized Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS), our department offers degrees at the baccalaureate and masters (both in-person and online), and doctoral levels. Faculty members are involved in a wide array of research and public service efforts, work closely with numerous state and local criminal justice agencies, and have a history of significant funding from federal, state, and local agencies. The department serves as the  home for three peer-reviewed journals (Criminal Justice Review and International Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology), and is a key member of various University research centers, including the Partnership for Urban Health Research, the Urban Studies Institute, and the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence. The department is the lead entity in the recently launched Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group, which was formed in collaboration with the University’s College of Law and Departments of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. The department has also taken the lead on a component of the AYSPS Digital Landscape Initiative ( geared toward increasing the benefit and reducing the cost of knowledge generation, dissemination, and use, with a particular focus on cost-free materials for students and researchers. In addition, the department retains a strong working relationship with the Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Police Foundation through its Atlanta Police Leadership Institute and Atlanta Crime Research Center. For further information about the Department, please visit our web site at and our Twitter page @GSUCJC.


Georgia State University (GSU) has over 53,000 students enrolled in more than 250 degree programs, housed on seven different campuses in the Metro Atlanta area. The position in question will be based on the Downtown Main Campus, located in the state capital. GSU ranks among the nation’s top 115 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of research universities (formerly known as R1), with research expenditures exceeding $220 million in 2019. U.S. News and World Report ranks GSU the second most innovative university in the nation for its commitment to undergraduate education, and as the 10th most ethnically diverse university in the country. GSU has been recognized for its efforts to improve the graduation rate of low-income/minority students and, in recent years, the university has conferred more bachelor's degrees to African Americans than any non-profit college or university in the country.  For more information about the university, see the GSU 2019-2020 Fact Book at


Interested individuals should submit (a) a curriculum vitae, (b) the names and contact information for three persons who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and (c) a letter of interest that includes a description of their research program, accomplishments, goals, and personal statement on  diversity and inclusiveness. ABD applicants should include a detailed update on their dissertation progress. All materials should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Joshua Hinkle, Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; E-mail: .


Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  Per Georgia Board of Regents policy, final candidates shall be subject to a criminal history check and subsequent determination at the sole discretion of the University. This review is a requirement of university employment.