The primary area of specialization is open; however, preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the criminal justice component of our program, for example, sociology of law, legal ethics, health, and social policy. Experience using Geographic Information Systems ( GIS) is also highly desirable but not required. The successful candidate will (1) establish and maintain an active research program; (2) teach introduction to sociology and social problems and teach courses in the area of their specialization that will service both sociology and criminal justice students; and (3) participate in the affairs of the department and the mission of the University. More information is available at our website – sites.sju.edu/sociology.

Duties and Responsibilities:Tenure-track faculty at Saint Joseph’s University teach three (3) courses per semester, advise students, are active scholars, and participate in service to the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and to the University.

Secondary Responsibilities:The successful candidate will contribute where possible to all departmental programs, including undergraduate day, adult learners, graduate students, and on-line course offerings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology or a related field. ABD will be considered but completion of the degree is required before the start date of August 16, 2019. Joint Ph.D./JD holders are encouraged to apply, but a JD alone is not sufficient for this position.
  • Evidence of quality or potential quality in teaching
  • Evidence of a strong and active scholarship agenda
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Saint Joseph’s University