Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology – Tenure-Track

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 2020. The area of expertise is open, but we are especially interested in candidates who specialize in one or more of the following areas: 1) race/ethnicity and criminal justice, and 2) the intersection of technology and crime/criminal justice (e.g., cybercrime/cyber-security, “big data” analytics, potential use and misuse of digital technology). 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 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Housed in the internationally recognized Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS), 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 is the lead entity in the recently launched Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group, which was formed in collaboration with the University’s College of Law and Departments of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. For further information about the Department, please visit our web site at


Georgia State University (GSU) has over 51,000 students enrolled in more than 250 degree programs, on seven 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 capital. GSU ranks among the nation’s top 115 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of research universities (formerly known as R1), with research expenditures exceeding $200 million in 2018. U.S. News and World Report ranks GSU the second most innovative university in the nation, second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate education, and as the 10th most ethnically diverse university in the nation. GSU has been recognized for its efforts to improve the graduation rate of low-income/minority students and, in recent years, 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


Interested individuals should submit (a) a curriculum vitae, and (b) a letter of interest that includes a description of their research program, accomplishments, goals, and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. ABD applicants should include a detailed update on their dissertation progress. Additionally, all applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Timothy Brezina, Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; 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.