Two Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions, one at the Assistant Professor level and one at the Associate Professor level, both begin fall 2018 on the Boca Raton campus. Areas of specialization are open with priority given to those with expertise in courts, victimology, international criminal justice, or gender and crime. A Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, or a related discipline is required at time of appointment.


About the School

FAU is a Carnegie doctorate-granting university (RU/high research activity) with over 30,000 students and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. FAU’s strategic plan focuses on healthy aging, neuroscience, environmental science, and sensing and smart systems, supported by scholarly activities that address diversity, leadership, big data analytics, global perspectives and participation, community engagement, undergraduate research, healthy and sustainable campus environments, and peace, justice, and human rights. The SCCJ is the second largest undergraduate degree program by enrollment at FAU and offers the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. School initiatives include community engagement, study abroad, high school summer camps, a fully online undergraduate degree program, research colloquia, and research partnerships with the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Our School values racial and cultural diversity and inclusion.



Applicants for both positions must have a Ph.D. in Criminology or Criminal Justice. A Ph.D. in a related discipline with documented specialization in criminology or criminal justice will be considered. ABDs will be considered for the Assistant Professor position but requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by the position start date. A Juris Doctorate alone is not sufficient. The successful candidate for both positions must demonstrate a commitment to conduct independent research and publish in peer reviewed journals, have a record of or the potential for securing external funding, as well as contribute to the graduate program. Faculty are expected to teach in core courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred candidates will have a record of externally-funded research with federal and state agencies relevant to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, engage with the criminal justice community, and have eLearning experience.


Application Requirements

Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, vita, and the names and contact information for three references. All application materials must be submitted online at under position #991035 for the Assistant Professor position and position #01007604 for the Associate Professor position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until both positions are filled.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply. FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-6057, TTY/TDD 1-800-955- 8771. A background check will be required for both  candidates selected for each position. All applicants must complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application available on-line through the Office of Human Resources: and apply for either of the currently posted positions.


Transcripts for faculty positions must be an official copy scanned into an electronic format and attached to the application. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to the application. An unofficial transcript may be used during the hiring process to assure that the prospective faculty member may be credentialed for the courses they are expected to teach. An official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of class.


For additional information on our program and faculty, please visit our departmental web page at Questions should be directed to the Search Committee co-chairs: Wendy P. Guastaferro,, 561-297-3241 and Bruce J. Arneklev,, 561-297- 3242.