University of North Carolina Wilmington: Assistant Professor, Criminology

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Assistant Professor in Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Criminology to begin August 2020. A PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology or a closely related field is required. ABDs will be considered but must have a degree in hand by the time of appointment. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and research is required. We are seeking to hire a generalist in criminology who complements our existing strengths, including regional scholarly engagement. Preference may be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following: Race, Ethnicity & Justice; Immigration & Crime; Crimes of the Powerful. The university and the department place a priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. All applicants should show evidence of a strong, independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching. There is an expectation for teaching in our graduate program, as well as contributing to our core undergraduate curriculum. Interest or experience in online teaching is also desirable. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at

To apply, please complete the online application process available at (Position #2018). Priority review of applications will begin October 25th; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has 22 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 undergraduate majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminology (general and public), including an online bachelor’s degree in criminology, and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with over 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.