Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law program is seeking a visionary leader who is energetic, collegial, enjoys significant faculty/student interaction, and is committed to developing a highly interactive teaching/learning environment that engages students in scholarly work. The Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law program is a premier program at Wesleyan. Expectations include maintaining and enhancing the local and regional reputation of the program and college, working with the community to expand service learning opportunities for students, and developing the future direction of the program. The Division Chair for Social and Behavioral Sciences oversees faculty in CJC, Psychology, Exercise Science, and Political Science and History. The Division Chair provides leadership in all areas of the administration of the academic division. This is a nine month, tenure track position with a start date of August 15, 2018.

Responsibilities and Duties:

As the leader of the Criminal Justice program, duties include teaching core and elective courses, scholarly activity and publication, student advisement, assessment, and active participation in college committees. Some instruction may be online.

The Division Chair is responsible for the overall strength and vitality of divisional programs, the support and guidance of divisional colleagues, and the academic well-being of the students enrolled in the divisions’ courses and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or closely related discipline.
  • Scholarly record commensurate with appointment to Associate Professor.
  • Leadership skills that will allow the candidate to work with various constituencies to continue the success of the program.
  • Ability to foster creative methods of improving student outcomes.
  • Supervisory/teaching experience in higher education.
  • A strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate students.
  • An active, independent research program that involves students.
  • A desire to be of service to the college and to the external community.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a detailed vitae listing qualifications and experience, transcripts, and names and contact information of references to Cindy Sublett in Human Resources at csublett@kwc.edu. If possible, please submit all materials electronically in a single pdf document. The college will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Please contact Dr. Paula Dehn, VPAA, at pdehn@kwc.edu if you have questions.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer.