Term Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Sep 17, 2021
Mar 23, 2022
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor George Mason University's Department of Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) invites applicants for a full-time Term Assistant Professor to start January 10, 2022. 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: 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/. 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. 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 eight courses per nine-month academic year (four per semester). The department's greatest teaching needs and most desired areas of expertise include: intelligence analysis; social inequality and crime; and writing-intensive instruction. Required Qualifications: * Master's or J.D. degree in a relevant field; * Demonstrated teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications: * Ph.D. or relevant professional experience; * A record of teaching in one or more of the following areas: intelligence analysis, social inequality and crime, and writing-intensive instruction.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F552Az at 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 search committee. Review of applications will begin after September 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Christopher Koper, at ckoper2@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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