Overview

The University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock) Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions (R96985 & R96926) to begin August 2018. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. (or completed all Ph.D. requirements before employment commences) in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field. The area of specialization is open. However, candidates with strong expertise in statistics and quantitative research are encouraged to apply. The position includes teaching in face-to-face and online formats. Candidates are expected to (1) work positively with faculty, staff, students, and the community, (2) teach across all academic programs, (3) conduct and disseminate scholarly research, (4) mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and (5) serve the department, the university, and the community.

Successful candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field. Applicants who are ABD and are close to completion will also be considered, but the Ph.D. should be earned prior to employment.

About Criminal Justice at UA Little Rock
Created in 1972, the Department of Criminal Justice at UA Little Rock is the flagship criminal justice program in the state. The mission of the department is to create engaged life-long learners dedicated to improving justice in society. We offer a wide array of educational opportunities to meet all academic levels, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our academic programs prepare students for work in law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile and adult justice agencies, as well as high level research and academic positions. The department is also involved in a number of grants and contracts. For more information about the department, please visit http://ualr.edu/criminaljustice.

The Department of Criminal Justice is part of the College of Social Sciences and Communication (CSSC), a community of teacher-scholars whose mission is to apply theory and research to drive social change and inspire human expression, reflection, and interconnection.
(see http://ualr.edu/cssc)

UA Little Rock offers a quality education as one of the South’s leading research, engaged universities with one-of-a-kind connections in Arkansas’s thriving capital city. Situated in the heart of Little Rock, UA Little Rock is a metropolitan university that offers a dynamic learning environment where students immerse themselves in the traditional college experience and take advantage of opportunities in both the public and private sectors. The Trojan community is diverse, with nearly 11,000 students from all over the world.

How to Apply
Application materials must be submitted through the UA Little Rock online application system. Please submit (1) a letter of interest which includes the position number attached to this position (R96985 and/or R96926), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of research interest, and three (3) letters of reference. Your letters of reference should be e-mailed directly to Dr. Mary Parker at mlparker@ualr.edu.

Additional information about these positions is available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Review of applications will be ongoing until both positions are filled. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Mary Parker, Chair of the Department at mlparker@ualr.edu or by phone at 501-569-8589.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.