Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Position Summary:

The Department of Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. This tenure-track faculty position entails approximately nine-months of full-time service.

The Department of Criminal Justice currently offers a bachelor and a master of science in criminal justice, each with an optional concentration in homeland security. The program enrolls about 400 undergraduate majors per year, and has approximately 30 in our inaugural graduate cohort. The Department of Criminal Justice offers its courses through diverse delivery methods including face to face, online, and hybrid/blended formats. The successful candidate will contribute to and assist with the new graduate program. Courses may require teaching at the Clarksville campus or the Ft. Campbell Center.  

The Department of Criminal Justice is among the University’s fastest growing. The position’s responsibilities include teaching courses as assigned by the chair. Additionally, the successful candidate will engage in an active scholarly research agenda, advise students, and participate in relevant service to the university, community, and discipline.

More information about the department can be found at

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, or closely related field from an accredited institution.  The J.D. alone is not sufficient for this position.

• A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

• Teach three to four courses (graduate and undergraduate level) per academic semester as assigned by the chair

• Advise majors as needed

• Provide service including, but not limited to, departmental, college, and/or university committee work

• Maintain an active scholarly research agenda

• Faculty may teach during the summer semesters for additional compensation (subject to availability)

Desired Qualifications

• An ability to teach a wide range of criminal justice courses. Area of research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who specialize in policing, victimology, white collar and/or cybercrime.

• Experience teaching across a variety of delivery methods (online, hybrid, face to face, etc.) is desirable.

How to Apply / Contact

Austin Peay State University is a public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 150,287 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee and adjacent to the Ft. Campbell, KY, U.S. Army Installation. To submit your application, please visit  click on “Faculty Employment- Apply Now” and scroll down to the position and submit an online application. You should include in your application the following: a letter of application highlighting relevant experience as it pertains to the position, curriculum vitae, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with your application.  More information about positions at Austin Peay State University is at You will not be able to attach any additional material, nor modify your application after it has been submitted. If requested, letters of recommendation may be sent by hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated.

Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2021. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. 

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