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Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Towson University

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Towson University invites applications for a full-time lecturer, with a 4/4 teaching load, beginning fall 2014.

The contract is annual and renewable. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to working with a diverse student population. The candidate will be required to teach both lower and upper-level undergraduate criminal justice courses, and a focus on Criminal Justice systems or policy (which may include comparative systems/policies, victims, drugs, and/or re-entry) is desired. A graduate degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice or Sociology is required - at minimum, a Master’s degree, but an ABD or PhD is preferred. This position would contribute both to our course offerings on Towson’s main campus, as well as at the Northeastern Maryland Higher Education Center in Harford County.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter indicating current research and teaching interests, a sample syllabus or example of a course design for a lower or upper-level criminal justice course, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of professional reference to:

Elizabeth Clifford, Chairperson
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the university or department, please visit www.towson.edu.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data

form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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