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Assistant Professorship in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security

Gardner-Webb University’s Department of Public Service invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022. We value quality teaching, professional inquiry, and service to the profession, and we seek enthusiastic scholars who enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach on-campus, although Faculty may teach some courses online.

Successful candidates will have significant experience in areas of criminal justice, homeland security, public administration, and/or public management. The teaching load for full-time faculty is 12 credit hours per semester, and depending on expertise, teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, as well as participation in our newly formed Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program, which is set to launch in January 2023. We seek highly qualified, broadly trained individuals, who are expected to provide leadership in support of our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.

For consideration, applicants must have a master’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, or a related field, and a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DPA, EdD, JD) with teaching experience is preferred (NOTE: a terminal degree is required for tenure and promotion). It is also expected that candidates will have highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, a record of successful interdisciplinary collaboration, and an independent research program and/or consulting in a Public Service-related discipline.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, provide guidance and mentorship to undergraduates in programs housed in the Department, and provide programmatic leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty at GWU are expected to participate in student recruiting, attend monthly departmental and GWU Faculty meetings, participate in faculty committees and business of the university as requested, and assist the Department Chair and other Program Directors, as needed. All new Faculty members at GWU should have a program of professional development to include independent research, publications within their discipline, and travel to attend conferences and meetings.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and at least 3 letters of recommendation with their application submission. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be considered. Questions about program specifics or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Shawn E. Holt, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences ([email protected]). Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.