Assistant Professor
Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois-Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
October 30, 2017
Starting Date: 
August 15, 2018
Post date: September 28, 2017

The Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning Fall 2018 subject to budgetary approval. Innovative and multidisciplinary scholars are encouraged to apply. The areas of research specialization are open.  

The successful candidate has a Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or a related discipline. (Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree occurs before the start date). Applicants are expected to actively contribute to the research mission of the department. Candidates should be prepared to teach core courses in the graduate and undergraduate curriculum and mentor and advise graduate and undergraduate students.  For fullest consideration application material should be received by October 30, 2017 at which time review of applicants’ materials will commence, continuing until the positions are filled. 

The Criminology, Law and Justice Department is a dynamic unit comprised of interdisciplinary scholars who are committed to engaged research on many dimensions of crime and justice including issues of race, class, disability, gender and sexuality.  Faculty work in a wide range of areas, including the study of processes and consequences of social control in diverse settings such as, schools, neighborhoods, policing, courts, and prisons; issues of social justice; and, the etiology, impact, and prevention of violence. Faculty have exceptional research opportunities as a result of the Department’s affiliation with the Center for Research in Law and Justice and the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence, as well as strong relationships with agencies throughout the city, state, and nation. The Department is one of the largest in the College. For additional information about the department, go to the website.

UIC is a Carnegie Research Extensive University (Research I), located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.  It is in the top 50 U.S. universities in federal research funding, and is among the top 200 universities in the world. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The University  of  Illinois  at  Chicago  is  an  affirmative  action/equal  opportunity  employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to  teaching  in  a  multicultural  environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and people with disabilities. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Instructions 

Applicants should apply online (click on the job board and then click on the position) complete an on-line application and upload a letter of interest, CV, research statement, teaching statement, writing sample and provide the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references within the application.  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Beth Richie at

Review Begins: 
October 30, 2017

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