Director and Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications and nominations for the position of School Director to begin spring or fall 2019 on the Boca Raton campus.


The Director, together with the Dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry, is responsible for cultivating and enhancing scholarly excellence, setting intellectual standards, and establishing academic priorities. The School is comprised of thirteen tenure-track/tenured faculty, three full-time instructors, adjunct instructors and administrative assistants.


The primary responsibilities of the Director will include providing administrative and intellectual leadership, oversight of the School’s academic programs and budgets, and support for faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students.


The next Director will be visionary about the School’s future and opportunities and able to build on the active research and scholarship agendas of faculty, undergraduate and graduate education programs, and current engagement with the community and discipline.


For additional information on our program and faculty, please visit our School’s web page at


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or related field from an accredited institution is required at the time of application.


Candidates will have extensive academic experience with an exemplary record of scholarship, research, teaching and service. Rank of Professor is preferred.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to strategically lead in a climate of collaboration, transparency and shared governance.


Qualified applicants will have leadership experience, a record of success in external funding and/or managing sponsored research programs, and be able to effectively communicate within the School, College, University and broader community.


Experience mentoring junior and mid-career faculty is preferred.


All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.


The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position that includes an educational leadership philosophy statement and description of research and scholarly accomplishments, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.


A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.


For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ03051.


Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.


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.