Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach primarily law enforcement, developing courses in counterterrorism and homeland security, and support other areas such as law and social control. The candidate must also engage in an active research agenda within the field of criminal justice and/or criminology. The candidate will teach the equivalent of a 12 hour course load per semester and participate in committee work, public service, and professional organizations.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD (Ph.D. complete by August 2018) in criminal justice or related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Knowledge and/or experience about law enforcement to support teaching in this area (knowledge and/or experience about counterterrorism or homeland security a plus)
  • Willingness to teach courses through distance learning (experience in teaching courses taught through distance learning a plus)
  • Demonstrated commitment to a strong research agenda in criminal justice and/or criminology
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats; and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2018 and will remain open until filled.

Apply: Submit the following items online at:


  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Department Information: The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Southeast is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working within a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and members of other underrepresented groups. More information about the department can be found at http://www.semo.edu/criminaljustice/.