The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications or nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology. The position will be at the Associate or Professor level, and have tenure status and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Criminology, or closely related field, is required. Applicants must have a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, a strong record of scholarship, as well as demonstrated leadership. Strong communication skills are essential for this position.

In addition to the chair, the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology currently has six professionally active faculty members. The department offers two degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. The undergraduate programs have over 300 students enrolled. The department also provides curricular offerings, servicing the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, the University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Additional information about the University is available on our website at www.wne.edu. Information on the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology is available at https://www1.wne.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/criminal-justice-and-sociology/index.cfm.

Review of applications will start immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 26, 2018. The search will proceed until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, a statement of your teaching philosophy, scholarship and administrative leadership, official or unofficial transcripts, and have at least three letters of reference sent to us directly to one of the following address:

Send electronic submissions to: dale.dahlke@wne.edu, or

Hard copies can be mailed to:

Criminal Justice & Sociology Search Committee
c/o Dale-Marie Dahlke
College of Arts and Sciences
Western New England University
Springfield, MA 01119