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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Criminal Justice

Position Summary:

The Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position for Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice that starts August 2024. The area of specialization is open. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in criminology, forensic investigation, policing, law/legal studies, or any discipline that complements our existing programs.

The starting salary for this position is $55,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience.The University of Wisconsin System has a nationally top ranked retirement plan and a comprehensive benefits package. The department also provides relocation assistance, and the university has a Trailing Partners Engagement Program. The City of Platteville is a friendly rural community with affordable housing and convenient access to affordable healthcare.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated competency for teaching courses in Criminal Justice. Courses taught will depend on area of expertise, but could include courses such as: Criminology, Foundations of Policing, Ethnicity, Race, & Crime, Police-Community Relations, Criminal Law, Intro to Crime Scene Investigation, and our senior capstone course. The typical teaching load is 4 classes/sections per semester (4/4).

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

The successful candidate must have one of the following:
• Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field.
• J.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an ABA accredited law school.
• Ed.D. in a relevant field.

An ABD (all but dissertation) candidates are accepted, and final candidate will be contractually obligated to have earned their terminal degree by January 1, 2025. 

• 1 year of relevant professional experience or teaching experience at the university level.
• Applicants must have evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in a liberal arts environment and a willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty.
• Ability to teach criminal justice courses offered by the department (see list).

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:


To ensure full consideration applications must be received by December 21, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications. The letter should explicitly state how the applicant’s education, experience, and/or area(s) of expertise would contribute to and/or enhance the department’s existing strengths.
  • A current resume/CV
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy

For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Will LeSuer, Chair and Associate Professor
lesuerw@uwplatt.edu
608-342-1033

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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