University of St. Thomas

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Justice and Peace Studies and Criminal Justice

Location
Minneapolis, MN
Posted
Jul 30, 2019
Closes
Aug 29, 2019
Ref
r200665
Contact
University of St. Thomas
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Justice and Peace Studies and Criminal Justice
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/30/2019 6:32 AM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open until Filled
Type of Search Faculty
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 200665
Campus
St Paul
Department/Unit Sociology and Criminal Justice - CAS
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions Candidates must submit a cover letter detailing teaching philosophy and research agenda, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and evidence of teaching ability, as well as three letters of reference or the names of those who will be submitting confidential letters of reference. Candidates will be notified before any confidential references are contacted. For full consideration, please submit application materials by October 10, 2019.

OVERVIEW

The Justice and Peace Studies program and the Criminal Justice program at the University of St. Thomas are seeking committed candidates with strong teaching ability, community engagement experience, and a creative scholarly agenda for a new Tenure-track Assistant Professor dual appointment to begin September 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The ideal candidate will show evidence, in his/her scholarly work and teaching, of an interest in and ability to bring diverse academic perspectives to bear on questions of public policy and criminal justice reforms; for example, restorative justice and other interdisciplinary themes.

Justice and Peace Studies, through an interdisciplinary curriculum, prepare students to work for cooperative social change in a world of diverse cultures and worldviews. A distinctive feature of our program is our pedagogy of experiential and engaged learning, which we call the "Circle of Praxis" that integrates theory, critical analysis and action.

The Criminal Justice Program educates students on criminological theories, concepts, and research methods while providing a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Criminal Justice System. The program prepares students for employment in areas such as local and federal law enforcement, legal advocacy, corrections, and social justice work related to the criminal justice system.


QUALIFICATIONS

A PhD in peace studies, criminology, sociology, or other related fields is preferred, but ABD will be considered. The ideal candidate will have experience in both higher education teaching and grassroots community engagement, in a global or local setting. In addition to strong scholarship and teaching, the candidate will demonstrate capacity to take initiative, develop and implement social justice programming, oversee student internships in the field, and grow sustainable relationships with community partners.Candidates for this position must have academic expertise in public policy and the criminal justice system as well as strong community engagement experience.

For full consideration, materials should be submitted by October 10, 2019. Screening interviews will be conducted and may be followed by a campus visit. Applicants should apply online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs and copy/paste a cover letter detailing teaching interests and research agenda, a one-page teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

Candidates must submit a cover letter detailing teaching philosophy and research agenda, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and evidence of teaching ability, as well as three letters of reference or the names of those who will be submitting confidential letters of reference. Candidates will be notified before any confidential references are contacted. For full consideration, please submit application materials by October 10, 2019.


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