The University of St. Thomas ( www.stthom.edu), a private university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member to fill the position of an Assistant/Associate Professor and Chair, Criminology, Law and Society Department. The University enrolls more than 3,800 students with its main campus located in Houston’s Museum District.

The incumbent will report to the Dean of the School of Education Human Services and will be responsible for:
a. Oversee the Criminology, Law and Society Department faculty and curriculum.
b. Providing leadership in the development and evaluation of curriculum and teaching practices;
c. Developing the course schedule and overseeing instructional staffing;
d. Working with Institutional Assessment to generate an approved outcomes assessment/institutional effectiveness plan for the degree program offered;
e. Assuring a careful yearly evaluation of each full-time and part-time faculty member of the program, and recommending to the dean the retention, promotion and tenure of faculty;
f. Securing and maintaining program accreditation;
g. Providing general supervision of the program including its budget;
h. Maintaining an active file of candidates for possible appointment to fill vacancies, and in the event of vacancy, the program director shall have primary responsibility for recruiting faculty;
i. Assisting in the effort to raise funds for the criminal justice program;
j. assisting the Admissions Office in student recruitment programs; and,
k. consulting frequently with program faculty members and the Library Director to maintain adequate holdings, both print and non-print materials, relative to the discipline and to promote the use of these materials by faculty and students.

The successful candidate will possess leadership abilities, managerial experience, a wholehearted commitment to the core values of the university, and the field of criminal justice work. He or she will possess (i) a Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, related social science field or J.D.; (ii) experience working in criminal justice; and (iii) experience in higher education with a record of teaching and research that would warrant appointment as either an Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates should have experience in the following: a) developing and evaluating baccalaureate curricula, b) program development, c) faculty recruitment, and d) fund raising.

The successful candidate will have a thorough and comprehensive understanding of and commitment to the principles of Catholic education described in the apostolic document Ex Corde Ecclesiae and The Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Applications should address their support of and ways they might contribute to the mission of Catholic higher education with reference to Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
To apply for this position, please send CV, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and three professional references to:

Human Resources – Ref: Associate Professor
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer