The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Criminal Justice beginning September 16, 2019. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period.
UW Tacoma began offering an innovative social justice-focused Criminal Justice major in 2010 and now also offers a fully online degree completion option, both of which are housed within the Social Work and Criminal Justice Program. Currently, we serve approximately 150 majors with prospects for continued growth. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes social justice, diversity, and community partnerships with a focus on harm reduction, rehabilitative, and restorative approaches to crime and justice. Students are sensitized to the human impacts of crime and punishment, including differential impact across social identities and locations.
One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. The campus is located in both new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma. UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For information about UW Tacoma, see our website at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
The Social Work and Criminal Justice Program affirms the tradition of promoting social, economic, and racial justice. We aim to enhance the quality of life for all, with special attention to human diversities, populations at risk, public social services, and the prevention of social problems. As a community of diverse scholars, we advance the social work and criminal justice professions through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally-responsive, evidence-based practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. We value collaborative relationships, a commitment to fostering the success of the students and faculty in the program, a commitment to community involvement and partnerships, and excellence in teaching.
Responsibilities for this position include: teaching undergraduate courses both face-to-face and online; progressive and continuous scholarship; and, programmatic, campus and university service.
A PhD or foreign equivalent in criminology or criminal justice or PhD or foreign equivalent in a closely related discipline with demonstrated ability to teach across the criminal justice curriculum is required. A substantial record or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship and a demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses across the criminal justice curriculum. Ability to teach courses in the areas of racial disproportionality, diversity, criminal courts, policing/law enforcement, and/or mental health and addictions. A history of or demonstrated potential for developing meaningful community partnerships, both with communities disproportionately impacted by criminal justice systems and criminal justice agencies.
Salaryand benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:
1) a statement discussing the applicant's fit with the responsibilities and qualifications outlined above and that addresses how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion),
2) a curriculum vitae,
3) names and contact information for four references,
4) a representative example of scholarship, and
5) teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Persons who are offered employment with the Social Work and Criminal Justice Program at UW Tacoma must successfully complete a pre-employment background check. They also will be required to provide official transcripts for degree-verification purposes.
Screening of applicants will begin October 30th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be sent to: email@example.com.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.