Department of Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Due to retirement, the Criminal Justice Department is seeking to fill a 9 month, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning in August 2013.

A Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, political science, public administration, or closely related field is required (a J.D. law degree is not appropriate for this position); ABDs will be considered but Ph.D. must be completed prior to consideration for tenure.

Applicant must have field experience in law enforcement with specific experience in investigations preferred. Higher education teaching experience is also preferred.

The applicant must have excellent skills in oral and written communications. In addition he or she must have observable enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom and ability to work in teams in a collegial environment. The applicant may be required to teach courses through alternative delivery methods.

The primary responsibility will be to teach criminal justice undergraduate and/or graduate courses especially in the areas of law enforcement and criminal investigations. The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, participate in department, college, university and public service, and remain active within the criminal justice community.

Assistant Professor

Appointment Date:
August 21, 2013

Application Procedure:
Submit letter of application addressing all qualifications; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three references; and a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/ or other issues of historic marginalization. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Point of contact:

Aric W. Dutelle, M.F.S., Chair, Search Committee
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Department of Criminal Justice

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin February 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Criminal Justice:
The Criminal Justice Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Education, has 8 full-time tenure track positions, and regularly employs an additional 5 academic staff and 1 administrative assistant. The department offers on campus and online undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice. The undergraduate program offers a BA or BS and the graduate program offers a MS in criminal justice. Criminal justice class sizes are approximately 30 students.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community. More information is available at

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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