Washburn University School of Applied Studies (SAS) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies to begin August 1, 2019. This is a 9-month, full time, tenure track position. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or closely related field, or a degree plan in place to complete the doctoral degree by June 30, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research or practice in law enforcement or forensic investigations.
  • Experience working in the criminal justice field.
  • Experience teaching criminal justice classes at the university level.


  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester, online and/or on campus, as assigned in the core criminal justice curriculum and concentration areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching will occur on campus and/or online as assigned.
  • Advise and mentor criminal justice and legal studies students.
  • Maintain on-campus office hours per SAS policy, attend meetings and provide service as requested by the Department Chair.
  • Reports to the Department Chair.

Application Procedures
Application review will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of interest, vitae, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to beth.kuhn@washburn.edu. Electronic or hardcopy applications materials will be accepted. The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts and submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn is an EOE and dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Beth Kuhn
School of Applied Studies
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621
Email Address: beth.kuhn@washburn.edu