Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology – Tenure-Track

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor beginning August 2018.  The area of expertise is open. The position is a nine-month appointment with annual review and the possibility of summer teaching.  A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related social science 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.  University teaching experience and a demonstrated record of research and publication are preferred. Review of applications will begin September 1st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Housed in the internationally recognized Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, our department offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, 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 maintains a focus on issues of crime and violence in urban areas, serves as the permanent home for two established peer-reviewed journals (Criminal Justice Review and International Criminal Justice Review), 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 was recently awarded funding through the Office of the Provost to launch a new research and teaching initiative in the areas of cybercrime, cyber security, and future crime in collaboration with the University’s Departments of Computer Information Sciences, Psychology, and Computer Science. For further information about the Department, please visit our web site at

Georgia State University has over 52,000 students enrolled in more than 250 degree programs, on six different campuses in the Metro Atlanta area. The position in question will be based on the Downtown Main Campus which is located in the state capitol . GSU is the state’s flagship urban research university having procured over $160 million in external grants in 2016. U.S. News and World Reports ranks GSU the 4th most innovative University in the nation and among the Top 15 in the U.S. for  Racial/Ethnic and Economic Diversity; this year marks the 4th consecutive year that 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 Fact Book at http://www.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation to:  Dr. Volkan Topalli, Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3992, Atlanta, GA 30302-3992, USA.  E-mail:

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  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.