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Criminal Justice (Assistant Professor) - College of Community and Public Service

Apply now Job no: 492663
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Community & Public Service

Applicants must have earned either a Ph.D. or other equivalent academic doctoral degree, with an emphasis in criminal justice, criminology, or another related field. ABDs may apply, but appointment will be at the instructor rank until the Ph.D. is completed. A Juris Doctorate degree alone does not serve as qualification for this position.  All areas of specialization will be considered; preference may be given to specialties that complement and/or enhance department strengths. Effective teaching, the ability to engage in distinctive scholarly activities, and the capability to engage in discipline-related community outreach programs and projects are desired. Field or agency experience, grant writing, and/or work with diverse communities/populations are valued and also will be considered. Grand Valley State University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

Teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including but not limited to core criminal justice courses in policing, courts, juvenile justice or corrections, and/or research methods. All faculty members at Grand Valley State University are evaluated for promotion and tenure in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and university and community service.

The School of Criminal Justice - College of Community and Public Service - is a dynamic, growing department of 17 faculty who possess diverse scholarly experiences within one of the fastest growing universities in the State of Michigan.  Grand Valley State University ( serves an enrollment of over 25,000 students; the School of Criminal Justice consists of over 750 Criminal Justice and Legal Studies undergraduate majors, a graduate program, an accredited police academy, and a criminal justice training center. For more information visit the School of Criminal Justice website at (

Deadline Date For Filing Applications:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until December 8th, 2017.

How To Apply:
Apply online at and click “Apply now”.  Submit a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts. The online system will allow candidates to electronically attach these documents. Three letters of reference are also required and hard copies must be mailed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jacquelynn Doyon-Martin, GVSU School of Criminal Justice; 401 W. Fulton Street; 273C DeVos; Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6431. In addition to the letters of reference, ABD candidates also should provide a letter from their dissertation chair describing their degree progress and an estimated date of completion. If you need assistance or have questions about the online application process, call the Human Resources Office at (616) 331-2215. Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Jacquelynn Doyon-Martin at or (616) 331-7178.

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