Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology
Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

Posted in Education and Training

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology

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Job Location:

San Marcos


School of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Position Description:

The School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Texas State University invites applicants for one full-time (nine-month) tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2023. Responsibilities include high-quality research, undergraduate and graduate level teaching, and university, professional, and community service. Texas State and the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check and provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

About Texas State University
The School of Criminal Justice and Criminology awards Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees. Please see our website at for more information about our faculty members' research interests and many accomplishments, as well as our research and training centers.
Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), is a diverse campus community that includes student enrollments with 40% Hispanic, and 58% minority, representation. The institution is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity and is located in the quickly developing Austin-San Antonio corridor. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at The university is located in San Marcos, TX, a city of about 67,000 residents, situated in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country, 30 miles south of Austin and 50 miles north of San Antonio. Metropolitan attractions plus outdoor recreational opportunities make the community an attractive place in which to live and work. Other major metropolitan areas, including Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, are within four hours driving distance.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have:

  • earned (or anticipate earning by the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester) a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related field; those who hold a JD only will not be considered
  • evidence of peer-reviewed publication
Preferred Qualifications:

All areas of expertise will be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:

  • potential for high-quality and sustained scholarly productivity
  • potential for seeking and/or securing external grant funding
  • evidence of effective teaching that serves department needs
  • ability to contribute to University and School goals to promote a diverse and inclusive environment
Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by September 30, 2022: (1) cover letter that addresses all required and preferred qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a sample of publishable or published work, and (4) names and contact information for three references. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Matthew Logan, Search Committee Chair at

Proposed Start Date:

Fall 2023

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EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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