Criminal Justice & Criminology
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Limited-Term Instructor/Assistant Professor
Search # 30033
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology invites nominations and applications for three limited-term Instructor or limited-term Assistant Professor positions. Two positions are located on the Statesboro campus, and one position is located on the Savannah-Armstrong campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is an interdisciplinary department that provides a comprehensive examination of justice, crime, and the law. The program offers a bachelor’s degree that enrolls over 600 majors across three campus as well as a master’s degree and a certificate in Cyber-Crime. Undergraduate-level teaching is expected.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair, the first limited-term instructor/assistant professor position will teach courses predominately in policing, homeland security, and universal justice (Search #30033-1).  The second limited-term instructor/assistant professor will teach courses pertaining to family violence, criminal justice policy, and inequality (Search #30033-2). The third limited term instructor/assistant professor should have a broad criminal justice background, with the ability to teach courses relating to the criminal justice system and processes (e.g. courts, law and social control, and other introductory criminal justice courses). This position is located on the Savannah-Armstrong campus (Search #30033-3). For all positions, some online teaching may be needed, but in person instruction is expected.

All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All re-appointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

●       Earned master’s (for limited-term instructor) or PhD (for limited-term assistant professor) in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, or a closely
related field, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Criminal Justice, by August 1, 2018.

●       Commitment to excellence in teaching.

●       Effective communication skills.

●       Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Screening of applications begins June 6, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically to:

Laurie A. Gould, Search Chair, Search #30033-1; #30033-2; #30033-3
Georgia Southern University
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying by including the search number in the cover letter.

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Last updated: 5/18/2018

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology • PO Box 8105 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-8007 •