Overview

Indiana University, Bloomington, a premier research institution, invites nominations and applications for the tenured position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

The Department of Criminal Justice has a long and distinguished record of nationally recognized scholarship, teaching, and service. It has 10 full-time faculty members and a corps of adjuncts. It offers M. A. and Ph. D. degrees and is actively participating in the development of an online M. S. degree. Its graduate program currently has 25 active students. The department also has approximately 400 undergraduate majors. As an interdisciplinary department, our faculty and graduate students address fundamental issues of crime and justice from varied perspectives using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods. They publish in leading disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals and in the foremost university and commercial presses. Also, several of our faculty are actively involved in grant work, having earned awards from major public agencies and private foundations. We seek a chair who will support the diverse methods and activities of our faculty. The department is located in the College of Arts and Sciences, though faculty and students collaborate with colleagues in departments and schools across the university. For more information, please see the department’s website: https://criminaljustice.indiana.edu/.

The Chair is the department’s chief academic and administrative officer and is responsible for its strategic vision, budget, academic programs, faculty recruitment, mentoring and evaluation, staff oversight and evaluation, department committee assignments, communication with internal and external constituencies, and development planning. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the salary being competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The candidate should have the ability and interest to work effectively with a diverse constituency, including faculty members from various disciplines, heads of other units at IU, university administrators, students, and alumni. The candidate also must have effective administrative and leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to diversity, and dedication to the department’s mission. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. However, appointment as department chair comes with a reduced teaching load.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position will be August 1, 2019. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Indiana University places a high value on recruiting faculty and students from diverse cultural, intellectual, and demographic backgrounds. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.

Basic Qualifications

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6301. A completed application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, leadership philosophy statement, a statement describing the applicant’s current research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation. Please note that in the event that an applicant is offered the position, appointment as a tenured, full professor will require the applicant to arrange for six letters of reference to be sent to the University.

The successful candidate will have a significant record of scholarship, teaching, and service to the field. More specifically, candidates should have an earned Ph. D. in a criminal justice-related discipline and a record of achievement sufficient to merit appointment at the rank of a tenured full professor in the department.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Dr. Richard Lippke, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, 1033 E. 3rd St., 302 Sycamore Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005 or rllippke@indiana.edu.