Department of Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

As result of program growth in the MSCJ online degree program the Criminal Justice Department is seeking to fill a 9 month tenure track position.

A Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, social work, human services, or closely related field is required (a J.D. law degree is not appropriate for this position); specialization in corrections, victimology, child maltreatment and abuse, and theory is preferred. ABDs will be considered but Ph.D. must be completed prior to consideration for tenure. Applicant must have university online teaching experience. Field experience in criminal justice especially in the area of child victims is 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 online and on campus and ability to work in teams in a collegial environment.

Applicants must have evidence of strong commitment to graduate and/or undergraduate education; evidence of a willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty online and on campus, and evidence of involvement in university service. It is expected that the candidate remain professionally active in the criminal justice community.

The primary responsibility will be to teach criminal justice graduate courses online, especially in the areas of corrections, victimology, child maltreatment and abuse, and theory. The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester. The applicant will be required to work on campus but teach online. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to online graduate students, and participate in department, college, university and public service. Distance education activities will be part of the research and/or university, college, department service aspects of the tenure process. This could include work on grants, research activities, professional presentations, etc. associated with distance education and criminal justice.

Assistant Professor

Appointment Date:
August 23, 2013

Application Procedure:
Submit letter of application addressing all qualifications and identifying interest in the position; curriculum vitae; 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; and contact information for three references. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Point of contact:

Dr. Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Department of Criminal Justice

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin February 18, 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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