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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

East Carolina University

Last Updated: 11/12/22

Job Description

East Carolina University

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Vacancy #: 935538
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/Associate Professor or tenured Associate Professor position to begin August 14, 2023.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Minimum Education/Experience

A PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related field, such as Justice Administration is required. A JD (law degree) is not considered a terminal degree for this position. However, ABD candidates may be considered. For ABD candidates, initial appointment will be at the probationary-term rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment.

  • For appointment as a probationary-term Assistant Professor, candidates must have a conferred PhD or be ABD.
  • For appointment as a probationary-term Associate Professor, candidates must have a conferred PhD. In addition, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to student success, an explicit research agenda and evidence of the impact of their scholarship, consistent involvement in professional organizations, and commitment to curriculum and program involvement.
  • Well-qualified candidates at the Associate Professor rank may be appointed with tenure if they meet criteria in the Unit Code such as national reputation in the field, a clear commitment to instructional effectiveness, a consistent record of scholarly publications and an explicit research agenda tied to grant-seeking efforts, and involvement in service in the profession, community, and institution. Candidates seeking tenure at initial appointment must have a truly distinguished and sustained record of teaching, research, and service.

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 with a research specialization in social justice issues. Specifically, we are interested in a colleague that can meet the needs of the diversity and equity efforts of the university as well as unit considerations regarding social justice and 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.

Review of applications will begin December 7, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Additional questions can be sent to Dr. Michele Stacey, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, Official transcripts and three official letters of reference are required upon employment. 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 #935538 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