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Assistant Professor (Criminology & Criminal Justice)
by close of business (4:30 p.m.)
School of Justice and Public Safety-SIUC
College of Health and Human Sciences-SIUC

The School of Justice and Public Safety is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor position within the Criminology and Criminal Justice program. This is a 9-month, continuing, tenure-track position effective August 16, 2024.

Teaching will include courses in the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice. Applicants will be responsible for maintaining an active independent research agenda relevant to the discipline that includes peer-reviewed publications, grant activity, mentoring students, and engaging in service activities to assist the program, college, university, and discipline.

Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice, or a related discipline-such as Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, or Geography-with a substantive and demonstrable research focus in criminology and criminal justice. Area of expertise is open. Applicants must show strong potential for high achievement in research and publication, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and student mentoring.

If all requirements for the Ph.D. degree are not complete by August 15, 2024, a one-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Lecturer may be offered at a reduced rate of pay ( 

Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted online at Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy and research interest/agenda statement (upload to "other"), and unofficial transcripts (official will be required upon hire). Include the names and contact details for three professional references. For full consideration, applications must be received no later than September 22, 2023.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Criminology and Criminal Justice program has a roughly 60-year history, emerging out of the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections and earlier degree programs in Administration of Justice. Since then, more than 6,000 students have earned undergraduate or graduate degrees in the field from the university and the program has grown to include BA (face-to-face and online), MA, and PhD degree offerings as well as collaborative efforts with the School of Law (joint-BA/JD), School of Forestry (Conservation Law Enforcement certificate), and the Social Work program (joint-MA/MSW). Today, the program is part of the School of Justice and Public Safety, a unit formed in 2019 bringing together longstanding academic degree programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies, and Public Safety Management. The School joined the College of Health and Human Sciences the next year, becoming one of six member schools of the largest college on the SIU campus.

Promising new faculty in the College of Health and Human Sciences are offered competitive startup packages, including graduate/undergraduate assistant support, course releases, and summer salary designed to jump-start research scholarship. A new faculty member will join a research-active program currently composed of 11 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 3 non-tenure track faculty members. Interested applicants may follow links for information about the Criminology and Criminal Justice program (, School of Justice and Public Safety (, and College of Health and Human Sciences (

Carbondale, IL, the home of Southern Illinois University, is located in a region characterized by its natural beauty due to the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park, and other outdoor opportunities. The city is a hub for the region yet maintains a small town feel with college town amenities. It is also easily accessible to a host of midwestern (e.g., St. Louis, Indianapolis) and southern (e.g., Nashville, Memphis) cities within a 2-4 hour drive. The local airport recently started offering a connection to O'Hare airport.
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other, Transcripts
Matthew Giblin

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.