Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

Position Description:  The Department of Criminal Justice is seeking to fill one full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2020 at the Assistant Professor level.  Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research, seeking extramural funding, teaching face-to-face and online courses, and service to the department, university, and profession.

About UTEP:  The University of Texas at El Paso is an R1, Community Engaged 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. In providing equal access to higher education and social mobility for many first generation students, UTEP comprises eight academic colleges and schools, and a graduate school. The Department of CJ offers an on-campus B.A. in Criminal Justice, an equivalent 100% online B.A., and an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. 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 2020.  Active research agenda and/or scholarly research publications required. Applicants with only a J.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. will not be considered.

Preferred Areas: All research areas of criminal justice, criminology, and social justice as it relates to CJ will be considered, Teaching areas are open, but preferred teaching areas include cybercrime/white-collar crime, crime prevention, punishment/treatment.

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. Egbert Zavala, at

Please be aware that the Department of Criminal Justice has two tenure-track positions open. Applicants wishing to be considered for both Assistant-level positions MUST apply separately for each position on the website. 

Application Review Date: Review of applications will begin September 9, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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