Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice Studies or Crime Analysis

The University of Akron

Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice Studies or Crime Analysis

  • Institution: The University of Akron
  • Location: Akron, OH US
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Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice Studies or Crime Analysis

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Job TitleAssistant Professor – Criminal Justice Studies or Crime Analysis

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Akron, OH US

Application Deadline January 09, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Stephanie Yuhas

Department -

Email syuhas@uakron.edu

Phone -

Job Description

The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice studies is to enhance the public good through community engagement and action research.

Responsibilities
Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice Studies
We seek applicants with a demonstrated interest in research and teaching that advances our understanding of racial, ethnic, or gender inequality in policing, police deviance including excessive use of force, community policing in an urban environment, police recruitment and selection, and/or policing accountability and transparency practices including civilian review boards, implicit bias training, and deescalation training.  We seek a tenure-track researcher to teach courses in policing administration and theory, including a new course in police accountability and risk management.  The successful candidate will develop a much-needed diversity course for the Department of Criminal Justice Studies.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to programs in police leadership and crime analysis.

Assistant Professor of Practice – Crime Analysis
The successful candidate will have experience in the accountability/transparency function of crime analysis and the use of intelligence technology that may include one or more of the following:  experience using GIS to map police violence, developing databases to support stronger community oversight of the police, using evidence-based policing strategies to support police accountability and reduce excessive use of force, collecting data on police stops to detect racial profiling, evaluating the impact of technology on civil liberties, and/or providing clear and concise information to the public on criminal and police activity.

Successful candidates will have instructor-level proficiency in the following areas: Geographic information systems for crime mapping and spatial analysis; Computer information systems including the use of spreadsheets, development of relational databases, office productivity software, and specialized analytical software; Data-driven and evidence-based policing strategies; and policing organizational and administrative functions including operations, accountability, and risk management functions.

Required Qualifications
Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice Studies
We seek to assemble a cohort of teacher-scholars who will offer a strong contribution to the diversity and excellence of UA through teaching, scholarship, service, and collaboration. Specifically, as an urban-research university, we are particularly interested in scholars whose work touches on the pressing needs of cities and urban communities. Needs and problems include, but are not limited to: families, health disparities, criminal justice/police reform, race/ethnicity broadly, environmental justice, social justice, urban planning, economic justice, or LGBTQ+ issues.

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field is required.  The candidate must demonstrate potential for a successful research agenda.

Assistant Professor of Practice – Crime Analysis
We seek to assemble a cohort of teacher-scholars who will offer a strong contribution to the diversity and excellence of UA through teaching, scholarship, service and collaboration. Specifically, as an urban-research university, we are particularly interested in scholars whose work touches on the pressing needs of cities and urban communities. Needs and problems include, but are not limited to: families, health disparities, criminal justice/police reform, race/ethnicity broadly, environmental justice, social justice, urban planning, economic justice, or LGBTQ+ issues.

The successful candidate will have experience in the accountability/transparency function of crime analysis and the use of intelligence technology that may include one or more of the following:  experience using GIS to map police violence, developing databases to support stronger community oversight of the police, using evidence-based policing strategies to support police accountability and reduce excessive use of force, collecting data on police stops to detect racial profiling, evaluating the impact of technology on civil liberties, and/or providing clear and concise information to the public on criminal and police activity.

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years of experience as a crime analysis practitioner in a diverse urban environment.  A Master’s or higher degree in Criminal Justice, Statistics, Computer Science, Geography, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Assistant Professor – Criminal Justice Studies
College-level teaching experience. Experience in program evaluation or policy analysis.

Assistant Professor of Practice – Crime Analysis
Crime analysis certification is preferred (such as IACA).

Compensation and Benefits
The compensation for these positions commensurates with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

About UA
The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.

We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.

We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.

For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.

 

Application Instructions
For consideration and complete position details, applicants need to complete an online application at:

https://www.uakron.edu/hr/job-openings/openings.dot

For the Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Studies position
Search Job #13989

For the Assistant Professor of Practice, Crime Analysis position
Search Job #13986       

For consideration, applicants need to attach a cover letter along with a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and a contribution to diversity statement. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of at least three letters of recommendation and email them to Professor Stephanie Yuhas at: syuhas@uakron.edu. Review of candidate files will begin on January 9, 2023, for an August 2023 start date.

After submission of your application, return to the “My Activities” link and upload the required documents to your profile under the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A resume/curriculum vitae will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.

 

Application Deadline

Review of applications for both positions will start on January 9, 2023.  Start date will be in August 2023.

 

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Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences – Our Commitment to Diversity:

The Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences is committed to advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcomed, respected, valued and heard. We believe our community is enriched by diversity along a number of dimensions, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexuality, class, disability, religion, and political ideology/identification. We acknowledge the historical and current structural inequities that present challenges to both the access and success of historically disadvanted groups. We have developed specific goals and key strategies to strengthen inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging within our college community.

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The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (uakron.edu/hr/eeoaa).

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