Full Time Lecturer-Crime and Justice Studies
Crime and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Darthmouth, Massachusetts)
July 31, 2021
Post date: June 18, 2021

The Department of Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth invites applications for a two-year, Full Time Lecturer position, with the possibility of renewal starting September 1, 2021.  The department is home to a multi-disciplinary faculty from the Social Sciences and Humanities with research and teachings that offer critical and comparative perspectives on crime, justice, criminology, and the criminal legal system.

The selected candidate will teach required courses in the program, including but not limited to “Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies”, “Social Theory”, and a CJS focused “Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences”. In addition, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to teach a variety of upper level elective topic courses such as “The Politics of Policing”, “Youth, Crime and Justice”, “Social Control”, and “The Prison Industrial Complex”. This position also allows the potential to create and offer courses in related topics of interest that are not yet in the curriculum.  Additional courses from our listings may be available depending upon area of expertise, including online teaching opportunities. A critical and interdisciplinary understanding of justice rooted in intersectionality is a requirement for teaching in the department. 

This position carries a 4-4 teaching load (or 12 teaching credits per term) and includes academic advising responsibilities. All applicants must provide evidence of effective undergraduate classroom instruction. 

Applicants are invited from fields drawing upon Criminology, Criminal Justice, Justice Studies, Critical Race Studies, Critical Geography, Black Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Indigenous and Native American Studies, Latinx Studies, Chicanx Studies, History, Critical Whiteness Studies, Sociology, Legal Studies, Politics, and related fields. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers.  Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for at least two professional references. 

The review of applications will begin immediately!

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Application Instructions 
Review Begins: 
June 18, 2021

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