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Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts

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:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

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

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit 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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