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Assistant Professor - 940779

East Carolina University

Last Updated: 1/05/23

Job Description

East Carolina University

Assistant Professor
Vacancy #: 940779
Recruitment Range:
Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a MS degree, graduate certificate, BS degree, and three minors – criminal justice, criminal law and legal process, and forensic science. We currently have eleven tenure-line faculty and five full-time instructors with research and teaching expertise in criminal justice, criminology, and law. The Department has the third largest number of majors in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and provides students with a comprehensive educational experience including exemplary academics and numerous extra-curricular opportunities. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The Department seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for underrepresented groups. We are committed to a focus on social justice in the discipline and seek colleagues who will thrive in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, who seek to promote regional economic transformation and to serve eastern North Carolina’s diverse populations through teaching, research, and engagement, and who can contribute to the department mission to educate the next generation of criminal justice leaders. More information can be found at East Carolina University is a constituent institution in the University of North Carolina system and Carnegie R2-Doctoral-Research Intensive university with nearly 30,000 students. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (population 92,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, more than nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene.

Job Duties

The Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for one 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin
August 2023.

This position is contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience

A PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related field, such as Justice Administration is required, however ABD candidates may be considered. Candidates with PhD conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. A JD (law degree) is not considered a terminal degree for this position. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

We seek highly motivated and collegial individuals with a potential for or demonstrated record of scholarly research and publication, the pursuit of external grants at the state and national level, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the university, community, and profession. Additionally, we seek colleagues who are interested in community engagement and committed to social justice and equity.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

All areas of specialization will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates who approach criminal justice and/or criminology research questions with a social justice lens. Specifically, we are interested in a colleague that will engage in university efforts to address issues of race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice as well as community engagement.

We seek to ensure that students have increased exposure to the vast inequities inherent in the criminal justice system as well as current accountability and reform efforts. This is an essential expansion of our current program offerings as we continue to educate the next generation of criminal justice leaders.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should submit an online candidate profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three current references at For the diversity statement, candidates should describe their experience and vision regarding the teaching, mentorship, and support of persons from diverse backgrounds as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at East Carolina University. The research, teaching, and diversity statements should not exceed six pages combined. Official transcripts and 2-3 official letters of reference are required upon employment.

Review of applications will begin January 28, 2023 and will continue until position is filled. Additional questions can be sent to Dr. Michele Stacey, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair,

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #940779 to ECU Human Resources at

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Company Details

Greenville, North Carolina, United States