Director of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Programs

Department: Academic Affairs


The director will be a full-time tenure-track faculty position appointed at the rank of assistant professor or, associate professor, to begin July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to renewing and growing the program.  The program offers an interdisciplinary perspective on Criminal Justice and a commitment to social justice.  The program has a strong interest in applicants with professional experience in criminal justice and 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 both on ground and online, as well as various minors (Victimology, Homeland Security) and several certificate programs. There are aligned undergraduate majors in Law, Justice and Society and Forensic Criminology that complement the criminal justice program and share course offerings and concentrations.

Required qualifications for the director position include a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or closely related field from an accredited institution, established record of effective teaching at the college-level, at least two years of academic administrative experience and a scholarly agenda with evidence of peer-reviewed publications/presentations relevant to the field of Criminal Justice. Additional qualifications can include experience working with Criminal Justice agencies in both the private and public sectors, as well as pertinent professional organizations.

Candidates with a demonstrated record of effective leadership in promoting excellence in teaching, research, and service in a respectful and collegial environment will be given priority. Experience with curriculum development, program review and assessment, and securing external funding through grant writing are considered as desirable characteristics in a director. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments and to utilizing experiential learning.


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 teaching strengths and your leadership style.

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