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6 Aug 2021

Full-Time Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Ball State University – Posted by Ball State University Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Ball State University


The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC) of Ball State University invites applicants to fill a position at the assistant professor level (tenure-track) for Fall 2022. The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology currently has ten tenure-track faculty members and three full-time instructors.

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a graduate concentration in Public Administration. The undergraduate program currently has approximately 550 enrolled students. Housed in the College of Sciences and Humanities the CJC Department is located on the main campus in Muncie, Indiana.


Instruct a range of courses related to criminology and criminal justice. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a specialization in the areas of evidence-based practices and courts as well as an ability to teach undergraduate statistics.  Standard teaching load is 3/3, including online courses. Continuous productive teaching performance and productive scholarly activity is expected, as well as service involving engagement with the department, college, university, profession and, as appropriate, various communities, organizations, or groups.


At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.


Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or related field from an accredited college or university; A.B.D. (All But Dissertation) candidates will be considered, but a Doctorate by the date of appointment is required; demonstrated teaching excellence at the college or university level through student evaluations and, if available, peer evaluations; an active research agenda and/or strong potential for research productivity gained concurrently or at any time; willingness to commit to active engagement in departmental activities, service and initiatives.

Employer will consider sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications: Preference for this position will be given to candidates that specialize in the areas of evidence-based practices and courts as well as an ability to teach undergraduate statistics.


Apply online at: Please include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, Inclusive Excellence Statement, research statement/papers, teaching statement/portfolio, the names of three references, and cover letter addressed to Bryan Byers and Brooke Cooley. The names and contact information for three references is required on the application. References for finalists will be contacted to submit a confidential reference letter. In the Applicant Documents section of this application under the Inclusive Excellence Statement, please provide a statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service.


Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire, even if obtained at Ball State University. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. Please note: the posting strongly encourages providing transcripts (even if obtained at Ball State University), along with the other required documents, at time of application. Unofficial transcripts are permitted at the point of application, but should show the degree conferred.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through September 15, 2021.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:         


Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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