Assistant Professor - Criminology and Assistant Professor - Sociology of Race

Updated: 10 days ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 29 Aug 2022

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Working Title Assistant Professor - Criminology and Assistant Professor - Sociology of Race
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?
Posting Number 202200273F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $71,000 - 73,000
Employee Benefits
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Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department consists of sixteen tenured and tenure-track faculty and offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers concentrations in General Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Environmental Sociology. At the graduate level, which includes a focus on Social Change, departmental areas of strength include Environment and Natural Resources; Food, Agriculture, and Development; Crime, Law, and Deviance; and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. The Department supports three research centers: the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, the Center for Energy and Behavior, and the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade. There are more than 570 undergraduate majors (75% of which concentrate in Criminology/Criminal Justice) and about 40 active graduate students in the program. For more information, see: http://sociology.colostate.edu/
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, which is about 65 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins is a growing community and is home to approximately 167,000 people. The city sits at the northern end of Colorado’s Front Range. The view west of campus is of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern view is of the high plains. The climate is semi-arid with over 300-days of sunshine a year and annual precipitation of about 13 inches. This is a community recognized for the high quality of its schools, its commitment to locally-owned businesses and sustainability and its beautiful physical and vibrant cultural environments.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 35
% Teaching 50
% Service 15
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/29/2022
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
Position End Date
Position Summary
This posting is for two Assistant Professors, tenure track, nine-month positions. One with a focus on Criminology and Criminal Justice and one with a focus on Sociology of Race. Both beginning August 16, 2023. Competitive salary for entry-level position. The Department offers undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. The successful candidate must be able to contribute across these program levels. Please indicate in your cover letter which position(s) in which you are interested. This will be required for full consideration.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Assistant Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice:
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or related social science discipline by August 16, 2023,
  • An active research agenda related to Critical Criminology
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a combination of courses related to Criminology and Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Race:
  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline by August 16, 2023,
  • An active research agenda in the sociology of race
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a combination of courses related to race and research methods.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Assistant Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice:
  • The Department seeks an individual who will teach a combination of courses associated with criminology and criminal justice, and especially someone with expertise in an area of critical criminology.
  • The candidate should demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach a large section of a lower division Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as courses across the criminology curriculum with a focus on criminal justice systems and critical criminology.
  • All faculty members are expected to teach two courses a semester, to develop a program of research and publication, to be engaged in the graduate program, and to be active in service.

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Race:
  • The Department also seeks an individual who specializes in the sociology of race.
  • The candidate should demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach a large section of a lower division undergraduate course on the sociology of race in the All-University Core Curriculum as well as courses in research methods, with a preference for those who can teach quantitative and/or mixed-method approaches.

All faculty members are expected to teach two courses a semester, to develop a program of research and publication, to be engaged in the graduate program and to be active in service.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to contribute to research, teaching and advising in department areas of strength which include: (1) Environment and Natural Resources, (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development, (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance; and (4) Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.
Candidates are sought who can work effectively and collegially with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary university setting. Moreover, the Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, submit (1) a cover letter outlining research agenda and teaching interests; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of teaching effectiveness which should include the following: syllabi, teaching evaluations; (4) a writing sample; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Please indicate in your cover letter which position(s) in which you are interested. This will be required for full consideration.
Letters of reference will be requested of semifinalists. 
Application materials for semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review by the entire Sociology Department faculty and other voting members of the Sociology Department Council.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.
Search Contact Dr. Jeni Cross - jeni.cross@colostate.edu

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility
All department faculty are expected to develop a program of research and publication. The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor of Criminology will have a strong research record related to Criminology and Criminal Justice with preference given to candidates with research related to critical criminology. The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor of Sociology of Race will have a strong research record related to sociology of race. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to department strengths in one or more of other department research foci: (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture and Development; and (3) Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. 
Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility
All faculty are expected to participate in instruction. The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice position will be able to participate in instruction of a combination of courses associated with criminology and criminal justice, and especially someone with expertise in critical criminology. The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor of Sociology of Race will be able to participate in instruction of a combination of courses in race as well as research methods, with a preference for those who can teach quantitative and/or mixed-methods approaches.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Service
Duty/Responsibility
All faculty are expected to be active in service. Candidates are sought who can
work effectively and collegially with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary university setting. The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.
Percentage Of Time 15

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