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Assistant Professor-Crime and Justice Studies

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Assistant Professor

Department of Crime & Justice Studies

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The Department of Crime and Justice Studies (CJS) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting September 1, 2019. We seek a colleague with innovative teaching and research interests that critically approach crime, law, justice, and the larger political and economic processes of inequality and global justice.  Qualified candidates must foreground the intersectionality of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation in all aspects of their work.  We are interested in candidates who complement or deepen departmental strengths in critical race, feminist, and transnational approaches to social control, collective mobilization, and abolitionary praxis.  We especially welcome candidates with expertise in the areas of: critical legal studies, queer studies, disability studies, health, and/or critical science and technology studies and their intersections with the social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Crime and Justice Studies at UMass Dartmouth is an interdisciplinary department that brings together the academic fields of criminology, criminal justice, and justice studies while bridging the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. We offer a multi-disciplinary program that specializes in the study of the criminal justice system's policies and procedures to analyze the nature of structural, institutional, and transnational violence while providing various alternative models of justice within and beyond state frameworks. We are committed to creating and maintaining a critical and engaged environment that promotes substantive diversity, a sustained commitment to social justice, and a variety of service learning experiences.

Responsibilities: As a Research I University, UMass Dartmouth faculty responsibilities include research, teaching, and service to the university.  The selected candidate will be expected to:

  • maintain an active research and publication agenda;
  • teach two or more of the department’s core courses as well as elective courses consistent with the candidate’s expertise;
  • advise undergraduate students; and
  • participate in committee work and other service duties.

Minimum Qualifications:  The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., conferred by the start date, in Justice Studies, or closely related fields such as, American Studies, Criminology and Legal Studies, Critical Ethnic and Race Studies, International Studies, Politics, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Applicants must provide evidence of effective undergraduate classroom instruction, a record of scholarly productivity including publications and/or conference presentations, and the potential to develop a robust research agenda. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Online teaching experience is preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to serving the community and evidence of successful work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter that briefly outlines the candidate’s qualifications and interests in the position;
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages);
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course syllabi and student course evaluations;
  • One (1) reprint, pre-print, or professional writing sample of no more than thirty (30) pages; and 
  • Complete contact information for three professional references. 

Questions: For inquiries about the department or position, please contact Becky Leverett at rleverett@umassd.edu.

Recruitment Period:  Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 26, 2018 when review of applications will begin.  Review will continue until the position is filled.  


The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is one of five UMass campuses, located on the South Coast of Massachusetts between Cape Cod and Rhode Island in a region well known for its beautiful beaches and scenic harbors.  About an hour from Boston and 45 minutes from Providence, the South Coast provides opportunities for rural or urban living with access to major metropolitan areas and pristine natural beauty. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to excellence in teaching and research.  University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.  The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees. 



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