Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Position Description:  The Department of Criminal Justice is seeking to fill one full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2019 at the Assistant Professor level.  Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research, teaching face-to-face and online courses, seeking extramural funding, and department/university service.

About UTEP:  The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university in the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, in a city of over 700,000 people.  UTEP faculty are nationally recognized for their commitment to student success, teaching, and research. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, of whom nearly 80 percent are Latino. UTEP comprises eight academic colleges and schools, along with a graduate school.  With over $95 million in research expenditures, UTEP was recently ranked No. 1 in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The Department of CJ offers a B.A. in Criminal Justice, and an equivalent 100% online B.A. An M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice is currently pending approval at the UT System Board of Regents. Through its affiliation with the Center for Law and Human Behavior, the CJ Department has developed agency relationships to provide faculty with access to agency-based research opportunities.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology or closely related field from an accredited university.  ABD applicants will be considered if doctorate will be in hand by Fall 2019.  Applicants with only a J.D. or Ed.D. will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: All research areas of criminal justice, criminology, and social justice as it relates to CJ will be considered, with the preference that the applicant has an active research agenda and/or scholarly research publications. Preferred areas of teaching expertise include at least one of the following areas: Criminal justice systems, CJ organization/management, or comparative/transnational crime.

Application Instructions and Contact Information: Applicants must electronically submit: (1) letter of interest that includes teaching areas and research expertise, (2) curriculum vita, (3) one publication or recent writing sample, and (4) names and full contact information of three references that we may contact. If you have questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Leanne Alarid, at

Application Review Date: Review of applications will begin October 8 and will continue until the position is filled.

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