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Lecturer of Criminal Justice

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Sociology and Criminal Justice
Posting Job Title: Lecturer of Criminal Justice
Recruitment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Criminal Justice
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/06/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Position Qualifications – Responsibilities: The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for a Lecturer of Criminal Justice, to begin August 6, 2018. The position is non-tenure track but renewable on a year-to-year basis, pending satisfactory performance. Typical teaching load is 9 courses per academic year (fall and spring semesters) at the upper and lower levels. Courses may be taught on the Kennesaw or Marietta campus and are offered during daytime and evening hours. Faculty in the department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online. KSU uses the “Quality Matters” certification process for online courses and instructors. Faculty are expected to meet service expectations of the department, college, and university. Commitment to excellence in teaching is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Preference will be given to individuals who can teach courses on Courts, Criminal Procedures, and Crimes and Defenses.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

An earned Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or closely related field, an equivalent terminal degree in a closely related field, or the foreign equivalent, from a regionally-accredited institution by the contract start date. A Ph.D. degree is ideal.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 02/15/2018
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. James McCafferty (
Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Kennesaw State University
402 Bartow Avenue, MD #2204
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Additional Information for Applicants
Application Instructions

Application Instructions To guarantee consideration, application materials must be received by February 15, 2018. Candidates must submit: (1) a letter of application addressing the applicant’s qualifications, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) recent teaching evaluations, (4) sample course syllabi, and (5) unofficial academic transcripts. All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted through the online application system (; paper or incomplete applications will not be considered. (Official graduate transcripts are due prior to employment.)

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000612
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 37809
Departmental/College Overview:

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice has 30 full-time faculty, over 20 part-time faculty, and nearly 1,200 majors. The department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology, an accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. The department also offers minors in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Gerontology, and Sociology.
Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The Department wishes to reinforce this and to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  5. Sample Syllabi
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Sample Publications - Scholarship 1
  3. Other Documents