Term Instructor or Term Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
May 22, 2023
May 27, 2023
Full Time
Two Term Instructor or Term Assistant Professor Positions - Criminology, Law and Society George Mason University's Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for two full-time teaching positions at the rank of term instructor or term assistant professor to start in August 2023.George Mason University is the largest public research university in the state of Virginia and has one of the nation's most diverse student populations. The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is a multidisciplinary unit located on the Fairfax, VA, campus that offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The undergraduate program has concentrations in law and society, criminal justice, and homeland security, and a minor in intelligence studies. The department embraces a wide range of scholarship and pedagogy that contribute to the goals of a fairer, more socially just, and more effective criminal justice system. More information on the department and its course offerings is available at http://cls.gmu.edu/.The Criminology, Law and Society Department, and Mason as an institution, have a strong commitment to supporting faculty teachers, to the achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff, and to the value of being an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position: These are 9-month positions with an initial one-year contract, which includes benefits and is renewable. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching opportunities with additional pay may be available but are not guaranteed. These are not tenure-track positions and do not require research responsibilities, instead focusing on teaching with some service responsibilities. To be hired at the rank of term assistant professor candidates must have a terminal degree in the field; candidates without a terminal degree will be hired at the rank of term instructor. Teaching Responsibilities:These positions involve teaching eight courses per the nine-month academic year (four per semester). The department's greatest teaching needs and most desired areas of expertise are at the undergraduate level and include: punishment and corrections, comparative studies of law and justice around the world, juvenile justice, criminal justice ethics, and writing-intensive instruction in our department's criminology, law and society curriculum.Required Qualifications:Master's, J.D., or Ph.D. degree in a field relevant to criminology, law and society;Demonstrated teaching experience at the college level in criminology, law and society; andEvidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level in criminology, law and society.Preferred Qualifications:A record of college level teaching in one or more of the following areas: punishment and corrections, comparative studies of law and justice around the world, juvenile justice, criminal justice ethics, and writing-intensive instruction in criminology, law and society;Previous online teaching experience and demonstrated interest in developing and administering online courses; andDemonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy among diverse student populations.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F553AZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV and a list of three professional references with contact information. Candidates are encouraged to include a diversity statement in their cover letter. Three letters of reference may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Review of applications will begin after March 15, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the positions can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Cesar Rebellon (crebello@gmu.edu).

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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