Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

School of Public Service at Boise State University
Boise, Idaho, United States
11 days ago


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Boise State University’s School of Public Service is dedicated to excellence in innovative teaching, cutting edge scholarship and meaningful community outreach, serving the State of Idaho, region, national, and global communities. The school is composed of rich and diverse academic programs, including Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Public Policy and Administration, as well as interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies. The mission of the school is supported by a variety of centers and institutes that facilitate research and public engagement.

This Assistant Professor position will be housed in the School of Public Service with primary appointment to the Criminal Justice Program. Criminal Justice is a well-established program with successful Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts programs, and a strong record of scholarly activity, including both peer-reviewed research and collaboration with local criminal justice agencies.

Candidates’ areas of focus are preferred to include the following:

  • Courts and Sentencing or Corrections
  • with a primary or secondary emphasis in Juvenile Justice

Job Summary/Purpose:*

This position supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, and student engagement.

Department Overview:

Level and Scope:* The Assistant Professor is a member of the faculty with an entry-level academic rank who has demonstrated achievement and/or potential for achievement in the areas of teaching, research, scholarship, or creative activities who has engaged in institutional and professional service appropriate to the discipline.

The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic Criminal Justice Program with 12 full-time faculty members and both undergraduate and graduate students, collaborate with criminal justice agencies in the course of their research or service, and engage with students and faculty in the School of Public Service.

Essential Functions:


This position will support the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. This means the professor must:

  • Be committed to the success of our students and the university.
  • Be committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.
  • Teach assigned courses that may include day, evening, and online or hybrid classes.
  • Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
  • Post and hold office hours in a physical and/or electronic format (to include virtual office hours) as appropriate.

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:

Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.

  • Conduct research and/or produce scholarly or creative work in accord with the norms in their discipline.
  • Share that work through professionally recognized publication for the type of scholarship.
  • Present that work through professionally recognized forms in professionally recognized venues for the type of scholarship.
  • Engage in professional development.


Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community. This type of commitment is demonstrated by:

  • Service to students
  • Participation and leadership in program, college, or university committees and professional organization
  • As appropriate to their discipline, affairs of the local, state, or national community.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

These must be in accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations, including:

  • Proven advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Show effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Established ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Consistently able to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work while working independently.
  • Commitment to continuously develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, or a closely related field at the time of appointment is required. *Note* A J.D. alone is not sufficient for this position. The candidate must also be able to demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching, research, and community engagement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • D. in criminal justice or criminology.
  • A specialization in courts and/or corrections with a secondary emphasis in juvenile justice, including the ability to teach introductory, upper-level undergraduate, and graduate-level courses in those areas.
  • Interest in and/or evidence of seeking external funding .

Required Application Materials

To apply for the position, please submit the following:

  1. A letter of application (indicating your interest and qualifications for the position in research, teaching, and service)
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Copies of 1-2 representative publications or similar evidence of scholarly record. Completed dissertation chapters may be submitted for candidates who are ABD.
  4. Contact information for three references.

Due date for completed applications is Friday, September 23, 2022.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64897274
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Company Name For Job: School of Public Service at Boise State University
  • Job Function: Faculty
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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