Assistant Professor

University of South Carolina

Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00166PO23
Advertised Title Assistant Professor
Campus Columbia
College/Division College of Arts and Sciences
Department CAS Criminology and Criminal Justice
Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 40
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 9 months
Work County Richland
Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured
Job Search Category Faculty

About USC

About University of South Carolina From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
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Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (USC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about USC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal. 

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary The faculty of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a 9-month, full time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2024.
Required Education and Experience Candidates must have either a Ph.D. in criminology/criminal justice, or an earned doctorate in a closely-related social science discipline, by the start of employment (ABDs considered). A law degree (JD, LLM, SJD) does not satisfy the minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications We are seeking candidates whose research addresses victimization. Applicants must demonstrate clear promise of important scholarly research, effective teaching, and meaningful community engagement. Candidates with demonstrated potential for external research funding are especially encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2024
Job Open Date 09/25/2023
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at . Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that describes their research and teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references (who will be contacted automatically for letters of recommendation upon submission of an application). Applications are not complete until at least 3 signed letters (on letterhead) are received. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2023. Inquiries about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Barbara Koons-Witt ([email protected] ).
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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