The VCU L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Criminal Justice Program invites applications for a full-time term
(teaching) faculty position. This position is non-tenure eligible faculty at the rank of instructor or assistant professor depending on
qualifications and experience to begin in August 2022. Candidates with significant career and professional work experience within the
criminal justice system will be highly considered.
Mission or Goal of Unit:
The Wilder School’s mission is
The Wilder School’s vision is to be the premiere resource for public policy expertise
and social equity in public safety, governance and economic and community development. Ranked 35th among the nation’s public affairs
schools, the Wilder School has over 1,500 students and more than 11,000 alumni, with an established environment where diverse perspectives
thrive and where a common interest in public service and the betterment of society unites these perspectives together. Our academic
excellence attracts the highest quality faculty, staff and students, and our graduates are leaders in their professions.
in Richmond, the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, combined with our proximity to Washington, DC, provides numerous opportunities for
engaged scholarship, teaching and community engagement activities. A creative, interdisciplinary School with both academic programs and
training/research centers in the social sciences and professional arenas, we reflect the diversity of the communities we serve providing
students and faculty with the knowledge, skills, opportunities and experience necessary for success.
For additional information about
the Wilder School, please visit our website at wilder.vcu.edu.
Chief Purpose of this position:
This position is a
non-tenure eligible Instructor or Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Program to begin in August 2022. The program is seeking
productive scholars who show a commitment to high-quality instruction that can contribute to the strength and diversity of our faculty. The
faculty will complement and expand our existing expertise in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
This faculty will teach within the core requirements of the graduate and undergraduate
programs in Criminal Justice and may contribute to the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. The faculty will be expected to carry a
teaching load equivalent to eight 3-credit courses per year (4/4), involving both in-class and online delivery, with the possibility of
summer teaching. Strong candidates will demonstrate innovation and leadership in developing instructional approaches which meet the needs of
diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Faculty member may serve on program, School, and/or University
committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field.
For additional information, please visit https://wilder.vcu.edu/programs/criminal-justice/.
Master’s Degree in the field of criminal justice, criminology, or a related field.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty
member at VCU.
A career as a senior practitioner or a Ph.D. in criminal justice,
criminology, or a related field (candidates with ABDs will be considered subject to demonstration of timely progress towards completion of
all requirements for their Ph.D. before the start of the appointment).
Application Process/Additional Information:
Applications should include a cover-letter, a detailed CV with the names and contact information of three references, one example of
scholarship or writing, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and
academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment
where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.
Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity,
equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and
professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.
Note: Examples include working
with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is
welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring
students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with priority
review beginning May 15, 2022.
“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing
access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran
status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability”.
Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100%
Department: L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Criminal
Name: Robyn McDougle, Search Chair
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 804-828-2759