Assistant Professor in Criminology


Vacancy: #14F062
Position # 6111

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Criminology to begin August 2014. A PhD in Criminology/Criminal Justice or Sociology in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required.  We are seeking to hire a generalist in criminology who complements our existing strengths and the overall applied/public focus of the department.  Preference may be given to candidates with experience with one or more areas: crime and public policy, environmental criminology, and data analysis.  The candidate should have a proven research track record and demonstrate potential in obtaining research grants. There is also an expectation for teaching in our graduate program.  The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at

To apply, please complete the online application process available at  submitting (1) a letter of application including brief statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required. Priority review of applications will begin January 31, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmingrton has over 20 full-time faculty members, roughly 500 majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology, criminology, and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. UNCW is located in an historical resort city midway between the Atlantic coast and the beautiful Cape Fear River.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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