Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Department: Academic Affairs

Job Type: Full Time

Job description:

The Criminal Justice Program at Anna Maria College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Criminal Justice faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, to begin July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to join a renewed and growing program. The program offers an interdisciplinary perspective on Criminal Justice and a commitment to social justice and responsibility. The program has a strong interest in applicants with professional experience in criminal justice, expertise in criminal justice reform initiatives for the 21st century, and working with diverse populations. The program offers undergraduate and master’s level degrees in criminal justice and several certificate programs as well.


A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a closely related field from an accredited institution and prior experience in teaching at the college level are required. While the candidates’ field of expertise within criminal justice is open, candidates should be prepared to teach the program’s core and elective courses within the candidate’s specialization, including Foundations in Criminal Justice, Policing in America, and/or Corrections. Primary responsibilities for the position include teaching four courses each semester, advising undergraduate students, and participating in departmental activities. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments and to utilizing experiential learning methods in the classroom.

The application process requires the submission of a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy and a sample syllabus. In your statement of teaching philosophy, please discuss the current challenges and critical tasks for criminal justice education. In your cover letter, please discuss your research interests and how you will contribute to the department.

Anna Maria College is a small, student–centered co-educational, four-year residential Catholic College committed to excellence in liberal arts and professional education. The College is in Paxton, MA, located one hour from Boston, MA. Anna Maria College is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the College welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Anna Maria College’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement.

Applications are being processed as received.  The search committee will review all applications received by February 8, 2023

Anna Maria College is an equal opportunity employer.