Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Rider University invites applications for two  tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2019.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching experience compliment core courses in the criminal justice major.  The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology or a closely allied disciplinary perspective.  Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered, but must have Ph.D in hand at time of appointment.


Rider University is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.


Rider is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia.  Rider University continues to shine in the national rankings as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and Princeton Review.   Further information is available at


All applicants must apply directly to our website at and attach the following:  letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and goals; detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals and needs; statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Three letters of recommendation also are required and contact information must be provided through our website.  The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 1, 2018.


Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.