Position Number: 30235

Job Description

The Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Community Innovation and Education invites applicants for two (2) tenure-earning faculty appointments at the assistant professor rank to begin in fall 2019.

The specialization for the position is open. It is expected that the successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to contribute to research and teaching within the areas of policing, corrections, juvenile justice, courts and sentencing, and/or theory and methods. In particular, the department is looking to hire social scientists with a broad teaching portfolio and experience teaching face-to-face and online classes. The position responsibilities include: 1) production of scholarship, 2) graduate and undergraduate instruction, 3) dissertation service, 4) pursuit of external funding to support research, 5) contribution to departmental initiatives, 6) service to the discipline, community and/or university, and 7) evidence of commitment to community-engaged research. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

The University of Central Florida ( UCF) is one of the largest universities in the country and is located in Orlando near Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches and world-famous tourist attractions. The Department of Criminal Justice employs 33 full-time faculty, with an impressive student body made up of approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors and 290 master’s degree students. The faculty is comprised of productive scholars who are active in ACJSASC, and regional societies. The department also has a doctoral program in Criminal Justice, with the fourth cohort of students beginning in the fall of 2018. For more information about the department, please visit the homepage at https://ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice/.

The College of Community Innovation and Education employs 210 full-time faculty members serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 35 academic disciplines.

Position Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution. ABD applicants may be considered, though a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution is required by the start of the appointment. A Juris Doctorate or terminal master’s degree will not be considered for this position.


Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to publish in top-tier academic journals, teach criminal justice classes, and/or secure external funds.

Special Conditions

Candidates applying for this position will also be considered for position number 33121.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF‘s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted through the UCF Online Recruitment System at https://www.jobswithucf.com. No paper applications will be considered.

In addition to the Faculty Applicant Affirmation form, applicants must submit the following: (1) a letter of application (i.e., cover letter) describing qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three [up to five] professional references . The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.

NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Eugene Paoline, search committee chair, at Eugene.Paoline@ucf.edu.