Open Rank, Tenure Track, Criminal Justice

Rowan University

Department of Law and Justice Studies
Open Rank Tenure-Track, Criminal Justice

The Department of Law and Justice Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rowan University is seeking applicants to fill open rank tenure-track/tenured positions in Criminal Justice beginning September 1, 2024. All areas of specialization will be considered, including (but not limited to) corrections, sentencing, crime and technology, criminal justice and health, and racial/ethnic/gender disparities in criminal justice. Applicants must be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, produce scholarly research, and be committed to department and university service. The successful candidate will be expected to seek external funding for research and participate in such departmental initiatives as our graduate program, interdisciplinary programs, and offering programs at multiple campuses.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field or ABD with a firm date of completion no later than July 1, 2024, a strong research agenda, and a commitment to quality teaching and active service. Associate or full professor applicants must have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field, a strong record of publications and external grant activity, and a commitment to quality teaching and active service.

Law and Justice Studies,, is a dynamic department with the highest student enrollment in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We offer a B.A. in Law and Justice Studies, an MA. in Criminal Justice, and a fully online M.A. in Criminal Justice. For more information about Rowan University and the Department of Law and Justice Studies, please visit or

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second-largest college at Rowan University with seven departments, seven interdisciplinary programs, and eighteen majors. The College also houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional teaching, research, and service. Our mission and vision are centered on breaking barriers and generating knowledge for the betterment of our world. This includes transcending conceptual, disciplinary, and societal limits, fostering knowledge creation, expansion, and dissemination, and addressing local and global challenges to enhance our world while actively engaging with them. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. The University has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education, and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information on Rowan University, click here.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first full review of applications will be on December 1. Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests with plans for continuing this work at Rowan, and the phone numbers of three references. Candidates invited to interview must submit three letters of reference.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations

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