Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Fall 2018

Reports To: Dr. Barbara Sims, Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice Classification: Full-time, tenure track Status: Exempt-Full-time; 10-month contract

Description: The Criminal Justice Program at Mars Hill University (MHU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin fall 2018. This position is best described as a “generalist” with the successful candidate able to teach courts and legal courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. There are also opportunities for teaching in the successful candidate’s specialty area via already existing undergraduate and graduate electives or by course development in those areas where courses do not already exist.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or related social science discipline is required. Highly qualified ABDs will be considered. The Juris Doctorate is not a substitute for the Ph.D.

Responsibilities: Faculty at MHU teach on a 4/4 teaching load. All Criminal Justice faculty members are expected to teach at both the Mars Hill location and at the MHU-Asheville site in Asheville, NC. Proficiency in online teaching and learning is also a qualification for this position. Further, all MHU faculty are expected to advise students, be active in the governance of the Criminal Justice program, engage in service to the institution, and produce research and scholarship appropriate to the mission of MHU.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference  via email to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


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