Term Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director - Criminology, Law and Society

George Mason University's Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for a full-time Term Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director position to start in August 2021. The Criminology, Law and Society Department and Mason as an institution have a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff, and value being an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage candidates who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

About the Department: The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is a multidisciplinary unit located on Mason's 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 department's greatest teaching needs and most desired areas of expertise include: social inequality and crime; comparative studies of law and justice around the world, homeland security; intelligence studies; and writing-intensive instruction.

About the Position: The initial one-year contract includes benefits and is renewable. Annual compensation for this 9-month position is competitive and depends on qualifications. The position also includes stipends for program directing responsibilities during the academic year and the summer. Summer teaching opportunities with additional pay may be available but are not guaranteed. This is not a tenure-track position and does not require research responsibilities.

Teaching Responsibilities: The instructor will teach six undergraduate courses per nine-month academic year (three per semester).

Undergraduate Director Responsibilities: In coordination with the department's leadership, the undergraduate director manages all aspects of the department's undergraduate program, including coordination with advisors, program policies, and the undergraduate curriculum. The director works closely with the undergraduate program coordinator, and manages the department's adjunct faculty, course scheduling for all fall, spring, and summer classes, and, in coordination with the MS Director, the accelerated MS degree.

Required Qualifications: * Ph.D., J.D., or Master's degree in a relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications: * Ph.D. is preferred. * Candidates with academic or other program management experience are preferred, as are candidates with a record of teaching, particularly in the areas of expertise listed below.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F554Azat http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter and CV. In addition, applicants should name three people in their cover letter who can provide a letter of reference if requested by the department. Review of applications will begin after Feb. 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the department chair, James Willis, at jwillis4@gmu.edu.

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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.

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