Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jul 15, 2020
Feb 09, 2021
Full Time
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Criminology, Law and Society

George Mason University's Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start August 2021. The department is seeking candidates with significant accomplishments in research, teaching and service.

George Mason University is 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 as an institution have a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among their faculty and staff and strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. 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. 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, multidisciplinary unit that offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. 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 the goals of a fairer, more socially just, and effective criminal justice system. More information on the department and the research activities of the faculty and various research centers and labs is available at https://cls.gmu.edu/.

Responsibilities: * Active research in any area(s) of criminology, criminal justice, and law and society that complement existing strengths of the department; * Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; * Mentoring and supervising graduate student research; * Providing service to the department, college and university by participation on faculty committees.

Required Qualifications: * The department is seeking candidates with active research agendas in any area of criminology, criminal justice, and law and society; * Corrections and cybercrime preferred, but all applications will be considered; * A Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or applicants near the completion of their doctorate will be considered; * Strong evidence of committed to teaching in a multidisciplinary environment and working with a diverse student population; * Must be able to demonstrate promise in scholarly research.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2020, and continue until the positions are filled. * Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F328Az; * Complete the faculty application; and attach a cover letter, C.V., and one to three representative research articles, and * Submit three letters of reference by the letter writers via e-mail to clsjobs@gmu.edu; or via USPS mail to: Ms. Sharon Corradino, Criminology, Law, and Society George Mason University, MS 4F4 Fairfax, VA 22030.
Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the department chair, James Willis at jwillis4@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/!

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