The Department of Criminal Justice at Middle Tennessee State University ( MTSU) invites applications for a full-time temporary faculty position (#121180). Rank for this annual contract is open with possible annual renewal for up to three years total.

Successful candidate to this position will be an eminently qualified academic, business, or government leader who has made major impacts and/or accomplishments in the area of criminal justice and/or homeland security.

Required Education:
Masters in Criminal Justice or related field

Required Related Experience:
Substantial bases of experience at the national and international level in homeland security, emergency management and/or criminal justice.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Sick leave
  • Optional or voluntary benefits, including a flexible spending account, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and cancer and intensive care insurance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to include a statement of teaching philosophy along with their curriculum vitae and cover letter at the time of online application.

If you need assistance in applying, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Lance Selva ( Lance.Selva@mtsu.edu), Department Chair.

Additional Information:
Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees will be required if selected for interview. Transcripts should be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these recommendation letters using contact information provided at the time of your application to the posting. Your recommenders should only respond with provision of their letters via the link that will be provided to them within the solicitation letter. Letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at www.mtsu.edu/police/annual-security-report.php or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information:
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.