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Full-time Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice

The Department of Justice Sciences at the University of Findlay is seeking an experienced criminal justice expert for a full-time...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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Job Description

The Department of Justice Sciences at the University of Findlay is seeking an experienced criminal justice expert for a full-time Assistant Professor position.  The program invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Justice Sciences (Criminal Justice & Forensic Science), housed in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The ideal candidate for this position would be well qualified to teach courses and assist with course and program development and instruction in the fields of criminal justice, homeland security, crime mapping, and crime data analysis. 


Potential for undergraduate graduate instruction in the disciplines of criminal justice, security, and crime data analysis in both seated and online modalities with the potential to teach in both formats. Potential to develop a research agenda in criminal justice, homeland security, crime mapping, or crime data analysis disciplines as evidenced by submission of peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, and/or grant proposals. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, programs, and colleges.


The department is committed to student-centered education, professional development, and scholarship, emphasizing teaching, and serving as a mentor for undergraduate research efforts. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications.


The candidate must possess strong communication skills and a desire to work with students in a university setting that prides itself on providing close relationships between students and faculty.

The University of Findlay assumes responsibility for assignment of faculty to courses and committee assignments, student advising, and input for curriculum planning.


The University of Findlay is a comprehensive master’s institution and the largest private university in northwest Ohio with more than 3,600 students enrolled in diverse academic programs. Teaching excellence is the top priority of the University faculty. The City of Findlay, population 42,000, is recognized as one of the best micropolitan communities in Ohio, with a strong business base and school system and a friendly atmosphere. The University of Findlay’s distinctive and renowned programs include animal science, equestrian studies, pre-veterinary medicine, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant, as well as environmental, safety and occupational health management. For more information about the University of Findlay, visit .


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: . For optimal consideration for this exciting opportunity, attach a cover letter; current Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; the contact information for three professional references; and a complete Faculty Application. The University of Findlay is an equal opportunity employer and educator. For more information on the University of Findlay, visit .


The University of Findlay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  It is the university’s policy to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to their race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military, or sexual orientation.

Job Requirements

The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Security Studies (or a closely related field). With expertise, credentials, and qualifications to support academic programming, research, and service in Homeland Security, Crime Mapping, and Crime Data Analysis.  ABDs will be considered; however, Ph.D. must be obtained by the date of appointment.  A J.D. is not a suitable degree for this position.

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