Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 25, 2023
Oct 03, 2023
Full Time
Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor PositionsGeorge Mason University's Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start in August 2024.About George Mason University:George Mason University ("Mason") is Virginia's largest public research university and has one of the nation's most diverse student populations. We are a doctoral research university designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an institution of "highest research activity" (R1). The Criminology, Law and Society Department and Mason are committed to achieving excellence and diversity among their faculty and staff. We encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's intellectual and culturally inclusive environment. We strongly value being an equal-opportunity employer.About the Department of Criminology, Law and Society:The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is a top-ranked, award-winning, multidisciplinary unit that offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. We are ranked #10 in doctoral programs in criminology by US News and World Report (#1 in Virginia), and serve around 1,300 undergraduate majors. Our graduate program balances theory, empirical research, and policy applications. Our undergraduate program has concentrations in law and society, criminal justice, and homeland security. The department embraces a wide range of methodological approaches and scholarship that contribute to a fairer, more socially just, and effective criminal legal system. More information on the department, its award-winning faculty, and its research centers and labs is available at an active research agenda;Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (a 2-2 teaching load is standard);Mentoring and supervising graduate student research; andProviding service to the department, college and university by participation on faculty committees.Required Qualifications:PhD in a relevant field (or approaching finishing);Committed to teaching in a multidisciplinary environment and working with a diverse student population; andSuccessful candidates should also demonstrate promise in scholarly research and are expected to be publishing in peer-reviewed outlets at a rate appropriate for eventual promotion and tenure at a doctoral-level program within our discipline.Preferred Qualifications:Active research agenda in any area(s) of criminology, criminal justice, and law and society. However, special preference will be given to those with a research agenda related to race and ethnicity in crime and justice, gender-based violence, extremism/terrorism, law and psychology, corrections, or critical criminology;A record of peer-reviewed journal articles and/or books; andDemonstrated excellence in teaching.

The review of applications will begin on September 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at for position number F8851z; complete the faculty application; and attach a cover letter, C.V., a list of three professional references with contact information, and up to two representative research articles or manuscripts. Candidates are encouraged to include a diversity statement in their cover letter. In addition, three letters of reference may be requested later in the search process.Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Prof. David Wilson (

"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!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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