General Function (Description):

In addition to teaching, applicants are expected to actively participate in scholarly activities, extensive student engagement and to contribute in the area of service to the college and community. Advising and mentoring are expected of all faculty. The teaching load is between 9-12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities of graduate students. Faculty also participate in delivering college-wide core courses that emphasize writing, speaking, and the use of technology. The newly hired tenured-track faculty member shall abide by the provisions of the Clark Atlanta University Faculty Handbook and any approved revisions thereof, departmental, school and university policies, and the By-laws of the Board of Trustees.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Consistent with policies and regulations, the selected candidate shall be subject to a regular performance evaluation, and is required to teach three to four core criminal justice undergraduate/graduate courses per each semester; engage in research, scholarship and publication activities; advise undergraduate and graduate students; provide service to the department and the university; maintain office hours in accordance with university requirements; participate in all ceremonial convocations of the university and faculty/staff workshops; attend regular departmental and school meetings and other forums as may be scheduled; provide timely and accurate student academic advising; certify student class attendance; start and end class period within the designated times and report semester grades by the published deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Applicants must hold the doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology or a closely allied field before or within the semester of the start date. Areas of specialization desired are: law enforcement, corrections, or emerging areas within criminal justice, including homeland security, cybercrime, criminal justice public policy, and inequality especially with an ability to teach research methods, and statistics. The selected applicant will evidence excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship, grantsmanship, and professional development that will enable faculty to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure.

Minimum Hiring Standards:


  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology or related field by August 2018.
  • A J.D. is not an appropriate terminal degree for this position.

Years of Experience None

Years of Management/Supervisor Experience Not required

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Office of Human Resources
Clark Atlanta University
223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Email Address: jobs@cau.edu